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Perez insists starting on softs won't dent his race ambitions

Article To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool Sergio Perez has claimed that starting on the soft tyres for tomorrow's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix won't be as much of a strategic disadvantage as many are anticipating. The 31-year-old decided to use the softer compound in Q2, while teammate Max Verstappen and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton managed to reach Q3 on the mediums. In recent years, such a move from Perez would have been seen as a hindrance heading into a Grand Prix, but the Red Bull driver believes such conventional wisdom doesn't apply this weekend at Imola. “Normally starting on the soft is probably not as good, but here it’s an offset strategy and is not much...
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