“It’s important to make sure I have full support” : Sergio Perez wants to fight for championship title

Sergio Perez is currently focusing on the World Championship title

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez appears to believe he has a decent opportunity of becoming world champion at Austria-based racing team Red Bull Racing. The Mexican is willing to assist reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen when necessary, but he also wants to challenge for his own opportunities.

In the Spanish Grand Prix, Perez had to forego his pole position to Verstappen. Based on a different strategy, the Dutchman was cruising on new tyres behind his teammate, and Red Bull preferred to continue without the two from having to fight. Perez agreed to give up the advantage, but not completely. When inquired if he anticipates the same favour in return, the Red Bull driver is unequivocal.

”Yes, well you never know in this business it would be nice to get it back at some point. At the moment, the main focus is the championship. We are not that far in the championship, it’s only race number six. I got support from the team, the team made it clear I have full support especially at this time of the year,” said the Mexican driver in an interview ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez has the world championship in mind

Max Verstappen(on the left) and Sergio Perez(on the right)
Max Verstappen(on the left) and Sergio Perez(on the right)

”It was never mentioned before, we never discussed it. It was clear I was coming in an era where Max was going to be fighting for the championship. I have no problems helping my teammate in particular races like I did in Abu Dhabi, but at the moment I want to fight for the championship. For me as a driver, it’s important to make sure i have full support from the team which is what I had,” added Perez in the interview.

The 32-year-old driver was backed by many personalities in the sphere of Formula One in disagreeing with the team orders and deeming them as unfair. Many contend that Perez is too easy to follow the team orders and needs to speak out for himself.

The Mexican is gearing up for the prestigious and lavish Monaco Grand Prix. He’ll want to start chasing the championship’s two leaders there. Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are at the top of the leaderboard, but Perez is only 25 points behind Verstappen.

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