Michael Schumacher’s Ex-Ferrari teammate advises Sergio Perez to ‘stay calm’ while Max Verstappen is creating F1 history

Sergio Perez has had a very up and down 2023 Formula 1 season.


Michael Schumacher’s Ex-Ferrari teammate advises Sergio Perez to ‘stay calm’ while Max Verstappen is creating F1 history

Max verstappen, Sergio Perez and Christian Horner (Via IMAGO)

Max Verstappen, the 3-time F1 world champion, broke records left and right during the 2023 F1 season. He is at the peak of his powers, and amidst his ever-growing stature in the sport, Michael Schumacher’s former teammate, Rubens Barichello, has come up with some advice for Sergio Perez.

The Mexican has been Max Verstappen’s teammate for the last few years but has struggled to cope with him. The ongoing campaign has been the biggest disappointment for Sergio Perez, and Barichello, Michael Schumacher’s teammate during his Ferrari days, feels Perez needs to keep his head.

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While sharing his thoughts on the tricky position of the 33-year-old alongside the prolific Dutchman, he told Soymotor; It is more in the head than anything else.” Barichello ardently feels that Perez should “stay calm” while “Verstappen is s here to break history.”

While talking about the recent chat he had with Perez, he said;

I spoke with 'Checo', and I told him that this is much more about his head than anything else. He did what we expected from him: he won phenomenal races. He has to have the support of the country, of the sponsors, of his friends.

Sergio Perez had a solid outing at the Interlagos F1 circuit

While Sergio Perez, overall, has had a torrid run behind the wheel of the RB19 this year, his recent outing at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace F1 circuit will give him immense confidence. He had a productive three-day outing in which the highlight was his last lap scrap with former 2-time world champion Fernando Alonso.

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Sergio Perez (Credits: Sportsrush)
Sergio Perez (Credits: Sportsrush)

Only two races remain in the 2023 F1 season, and considering how well Perez performed last week, his main objective for the remaining races will be to land his RB19 on the podium in both races. He has everything at his disposal to do it, and thus, it will be about precise execution.

The F1 extravaganza will land around the famous Las Vegas strip for the Las Vegas Grand Prix next week, and keeping in view the support Perez received there during a previous show run, he is going to be fully charged up to do really well at the 6.201 km long F1 circuit.

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