Perez stopped both Friday practice sessions in Melbourne at 16th place, trailing new team mate Lance Stroll by 2 tenths at FP1 along with four-tenths at FP2.

“” They [the quests ] haven’t been great, not very good in any way,” the Mexican surrendered after FP2 wrapped-up.

“I think there’s a lot of understanding that we must go through, in more detail, and try to come up with the best possible compromise for tomorrow.

“It’s very tight, so that mid-field pack, so anything we can find will be quite good for all of us.

“I’m fighting somewhat with balance. So I want to proceed it through, tyres as well – obviously tyres really are a big thing, we have a very cold trail at the morning, then a very sexy one in the afternoon.

“Thus, yeah, a lot of job to be done. ”

Asked concerning the Dominion Point RP19’s position within the pecking order in Melbourne,” Perez said: “It’s tough to understand but that I think probably Lance ended is where we are. ”

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The RP19 was that the eighth-quickest F1 car on pace on Friday as Stroll ended FP2 at 13th place, 1.4s behind the pace-setting Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

The team has brought a major update to its new car into Melbourne after conducting a more basic aero specification in analyzing.

“Even the essence of this [Melbourne] track is completely different to Barcelona, it’s bumpier, it’s windy today, somewhat warmer, so might there be a few gaps,” Stroll said when asked if the automobile had made a step forward since examining.

“However, the automobile over all feels good, the ingredients are there, only got to make a couple alterations.

“I think we can be right there at the struggle. ”

Additional reporting by Frankie Mao

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP19

Lance Stroll, swaying Point RP19