Sergio Perez had a tough time at Suzuka, in contrast to his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen- who won the race-, which has raised concerns about his performance this season. He damaged two front wings and had two Did Not Finish (DNF) results in the race. Red Bull’s team leader, Christian Horner, talked about Perez’s struggle with confidence in his car.
He explained that Suzuka’s many high-speed corners require both speed and confidence, which Perez has been lacking lately. Despite these issues, Horner expressed his belief in Perez and confirmed that he will honor his contract with Red Bull until 2024.
“Suzuka is a track on which you need to have great confidence with the rider to do well and Sergio is suffering especially in the high-speed corners… You could ask Max about the confidence he has, and the speed with which he can enter the corners in the fast ones. It was really impressive,” explained Horner, as per motorsport.com.
After Perez’s first DNF this season, his second position in the WDC standings is looking to come under threat as Lewis Hamilton charges in from P3 with just 33 points to separate the two. As the season nears its end, Perez is running out of time to prove his worth to Red Bull if he wants to extend his contract beyond 2024.
Sergio Perez’s father claims Perez is still an important personality of Formula One
Even though he had a solid start, Sergio Perez’s place with Red Bull comes under more and more threat with each Grand Prix as he has had a disastrous second half to the season. Perez’s father Antonio Perez, recently came to his son’s defense as he says that Perez is still very important to Formula One.
Talking about their Mexican origins, Perez’s father said that his son is the only Latin-American driver on the grid and still has many fans around the globe. Addressing Red Bull’s Singapore debacle, Antonio Perez said that the car was set up around Verstappen as the new updates did not help Red Bull in any way whatsoever.
“Today, Sergio Perez is the most solid driver in Formula 1. He is the only Latin American driver. Add to that how many are fans of him. Any brand in the world would be happy with a Checo Perez,” said Antonio Perez.
Soham Jain is a Motorsports content writer at Firstsportz. He was always passionate about cars and racing, with Formula One being his favorite. His love for the sports’ flair and technicalities doubled after witnessing the iconic 2021 championship fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
He is currently pursuing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Jaipur. Apart from following F1, Soham is a die-hard Real Madrid fan who likes playing football and guitar in his free time.
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