Ferrari warn 'aggressive' Perez
Sauber youngster cautioned after Monaco
Last Updated: June 15, 2012 1:03pm
Ferrari have warned Sergio Perez that he needs to curb his "aggressive" style if he is to transform his talent into race results in F1.
In an interview on the Scuderia's website with Luca Baldisserri, the head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, it has been revealed that the young Mexican - heavily touted as a possible replacement for Felipe Massa - was cautioned last month after a string of modest results followed his second-place finish in Malaysia.
In a set of remarks that reveal just how closely associated Ferrari and Perez are, Baldissesri explained: "After Monaco we had a discussion with Sergio. We wanted to find out why recent results had not lived up to expectations after the Malaysian Grand Prix.
"Perez is undoubtedly talented, but he often lets himself down by being too aggressive which, especially in Formula One, does not deliver results."
Perhaps mindful of the warning, Perez successfully protected his tyres in Canada last week to run a one-stop strategy and land the second podium of his F1 career.
"The Montreal race was a great response," added Baldisseri. "It was a race in which Sergio not only ran at a great pace, but also managed his race very well, staying on track for 50 laps on the same set of tyres."