In the round-up: Sergio Perez admits he must produce a strong performance this weekend after extending his run of poor results in Canada.

In brief

Perez has “reset” since double retirement

Perez has taken just four points from the last three races, and crashed out of the last two. “Coming into Spain I know I need a successful weekend, after a disaster in Canada,” he admitted.

He returned to the team’s base ahead of this weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya in a bid to tackle the problems which have prevented him from reaching Q3 in the last three rounds.

“Sometimes you are forced to reset a little and we have done that since the last race,” he said. “I have been in Milton Keynes working with the team to try and identify where and what we can do better to ensure I am getting the most out of this car.

“I am confident in the car and the performance we can execute from it, but I need to show that on track better in Barcelona.”

More solar power for Catalunya

Solar power will produce half the daily energy requirements at the Circuit de Catalunya following the installation of 1,080 more panels on the roof of the pit building, according to the venue. This will almost double the existing count of 1,239 panels and add a further 0.46 GWh of energy per year. The track claims to have the largest public self-consumption photovoltaic installation in Catalunya.

F1 exhibition heading to London

The official Formula 1 exhibition will move to the Excel centre in London from August 23rd. Exhibits include the destroyed VF-20 chassis from Romain Grosjean’s huge shunt in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix and many other features highlighting the technology and history of the sport.

Injured Bilinski to miss more FREC rounds

Trident driver Roman Bilinksi will miss multiple further rounds the Formula Regional European Championship after missing the previous event at Zandvoort. Bilinksi was injured in a road car crash a few days before the race.

“I’m extremely disappointed to be missing some rounds this year due to an injury,” he said. “I’ll be doing my best to recover as best and as fast as possible to hopefully be back in the car soon.”

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