Sergio Perez is disappointed that some people at Racing Point have started to “hide things” since his exit from the team was confirmed at the end of the year.
Perez announced ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix earlier this month that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the year after the team chose to trigger an exit clause in their contract.
This paved the way for the signing of quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel for 2021, while Perez is now weighing his options to stay in F1 for next year.
Perez has been with the Silverstone-based squad since 2014, initially in Force India form before helping to save the squad and allow it to be taken over by the Racing Point consortium in the summer of 2018.
Perez revealed Thursday that some Racing Point figures have started withholding information from him and called for more transparency to help the team in their bid for third place in the Constructors’ Championship.
“We are focused on the next eight races,” said Perez.
“It will be so crucial that we deliver every point is very important for the constructors’ championship.
“We can still have the best season in our history if we manage to finish third. I think we’re all going to be very disappointed if we don’t get that third place in the constructors’ championship.
“Obviously, since the news broke there are some people on the team that tend to hide things, which I don’t think is great.
“I think at the moment we need to be as transparent as possible to make sure that we hit our targets, and to make sure that we score as many points as possible.”
Perez won’t be receiving any updates for the Racing Point RP20 car in Russia this weekend, with the only set available given to teammate Lance Stroll.
Stroll ran with the first batch of updates at Mugello two weeks ago, only to damage parts in his end-of-race crash. Stroll receives priority on new parts as he leads Perez in the drivers’ championship.
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Perez felt the updates would be important for Racing Point amid the close battle in midfield, but hoped to have them in time for the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring next month.
“Considering how close to the grid is, a few tenths makes a difference to your end result,” said Perez.
“I would have liked to have had the upgrade this race, but obviously for obvious reasons, I won’t have them.
“The team is working hard to try and give me the upgrade for next weekend.”