“One of the best drivers in the history of F1,” Sergio Perez expresses his admiration for arch rival, Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen share mutual respect despite the championship battle.

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez on the podium of Baku GP
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Sergio Perez has managed to become one of the championship contenders this year after fantastic drives and standing just next to his teammate, Max Verstappen in the championship table. This is the best that Checo has ever performed. The team earlier stated that they would let both the teammates fight equally for the championship, and there would be no partiality; this statement came after the Spanish Grand Prix where Perez was asked to let Verstappen pass for the race win. However, there has been no bad blood between the drivers until now, and both of them respect each other mutually. 

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Although Perez is fighting equally hard for the championship, he still believes that Max Verstappen is one of the very best in the history of Formula 1. Though he believes in this, at the same time he does not compare his performance with the Dutchman, as they are two very different drivers and make Red Bull stand where they stand right now, as they make the perfect duo; Checo has amazing qualities for defending and at the same time Max is an aggressive driver who overtakes like no other. 

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Sergio Perez believes that Max Verstappen is one of the best in F1.

Sergio Perez after winning the Monaco GP
Sergio Perez after winning the Monaco GP

Sergio Perez also stated that he thinks that Verstappen is one of the best in the history of F1, “if not the best,” these statements from the Mexican show his respect for the Dutchman, and are signs of a healthy team duo. 

“He is a complete driver,” Perez further stated. “I think he is without doubt one of the best in the history of Formula 1, if not the best. He has things that no other driver in Formula One has: the ability to go to the limit from the first practice session until the end,” GPblog quoted him. 

Sergio Perez has managed to win one race this season, the Monaco Grand Prix, and finished 2nd, next to Verstappen in multiple races, but an early retirement due to gearbox issues at the Canadian Grand Prix made him lose points; he currently has scored 129 points, and stands 46 points behind the championship leader and his teammate. 

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