Red Bull expects a ‘very strong’ performance. Mercedes is at Silverstone, but Sergio Perez is ‘upbeat’.

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Red Bull expects a ‘very strong’ performance. Mercedes is at Silverstone, but Sergio Perez is ‘upbeat’.

The British Grand Prix kicks off the 2021 Formula One season this weekend.

Mercedes is likely to have a “very strong” showing at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, according to Red Bull driver Sergio Perez. The 2021 Formula One season comes to a close this weekend at Silverstone, with Red Bull looking to expand their lead over Mercedes even further.

Last time around, Perez finished sixth in the Austrian Grand Prix, a race he will never forget.

Red Bull colleague Max Verstappen, on the other hand, crossed the finish line first once more, strengthening his grip on the 2021 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.

In the Constructors’ Championship, Verstappen now has a 32-point lead over defending champion Lewis Hamilton, while Red Bull has a 44-point lead over Mercedes.

Perez revealed before of Sunday’s British Grand Prix that Red Bull intends to shock Hamilton in his home country.

Perez had a difficult race in Austria, but he has been instrumental in helping Red Bull construct a 44-point lead over Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship.

In a press release, Perez remarked, “I saw Mercedes talk about enhancements, so I’m sure they’ll be extremely strong this weekend.”

“Of course, we’ll give it our all, and maybe we’ll be able to get back on top.” Let’s wait and see what happens!”

Perez is aiming for a podium finish in Sunday’s race, but he’s also looking forward to the battle on Saturday.

The sprint race awards points to the top three finishers and provides Red Bull with another opportunity to boost their title aspirations.

“I’m feeling great and geared up for this weekend,” he remarked.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to return to the top of the podium. The new Formula One racing format will also be exciting to see.

“As a team, we’ve invested a lot of time and effort into learning the new race format, as well as a lot of preparation and practice for this weekend.

“Everyone’s experience will be unique; it’s definitely thrilling, and I hope the hard effort pays off.”

Since Sebastian Vettel won four Drivers’ Championships in a row from 2010 to 2013, Red Bull hasn’t had a world champion driver.

Since then, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have dominated, but there is a growing sense that this year is Red Bull’s year.

Another win for the team this weekend in Hamilton’s home race would make a significant message.

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