Sergio Perez has identified the cold temperatures and tricky
conditions for the tyres as a potential stumbling block in the Las
Vegas Grand Prix as he seeks to secure second in the championship.
The Red Bull driver enters the weekend 32 points clear of Lewis
Hamilton, with just 26 remaining after the weekend in the Abu Dhabi
finale. It means that unless Hamilton is able to out-score Perez by
seven points or more, the Mexican will wrap up his best-ever finish
in the standings – albeit a long way behind runaway champion Max
Verstappen. Las Vegas will feature cold air temperatures owing to
the fact the on-track action is set for at least six hours after
sunset, with long straights to cool the tyres also factors teams
must deal with. While Perez is confident of completing the job in
Nevada, he is wary of the potential for a slip-up. Perez bullish
“It is no different than before, we just have to do our own thing,
and make sure we maximise our next two weekends,” Perez told media
including RacingNews365 of his approach to securing P2. “It would
be nice to secure it here, because it is the first opportunity we
have, but other than that, it is more important that we focus on
having a strong finish to the season. “We have no idea how it is
going to be [in Las Vegas], as it is so different to the rest of
the year, because of the temperature, then it is all about keeping
the tyres in the window and keeping them warm. “That is going to be
the challenge, so it is going to be very different to anything else
we’ve done this year – so I don’t think we know how strong we’re
going to be. “I feel like we are in a good moment, as a group and
as a team. “We haven’t been able to put the results altogether in
the last few weekends, but I believe that we are on our way and we
are getting a lot closer to our performances from earlier in the

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