Mexican racing superstar Sergio Perez had a blast of a time in Barcelona on Sunday while driving his RB-18 in the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona during the Spanish Grand Prix 2022. While big names like Charles Leclerc dropped out of the race and Max Verstappen had problems with his RB-18’s DRS system, Sergio Perez kept his eye on the prize, and improve upon his race pace throughout the race.
Sergio Perez maintained a comfortable top-5 position throughout the race, and with Red Bull’s expert tactics, Checo made sure to keep a constant chase on George Russell who seemed to be flying through the first sector in his Mercedes W13.
At one point in the race, when Charles had retired and Max Verstappen was down in P3, Sergio Perez kept holding on to the tail of George Russell’s car, and then he caught up with the young Mercedes newcomer, and expertly overtook him in an effortless move.
Sergio Perez expresses that he was upset at team orders to leave P1 for Max Verstappen
It is not unknown that Red Bull prefers Max Verstappen over Sergio Perez because the Dutchman, who has already got one World Championship title to his name, is eyeing a second time win, and the Milton-Keynnes-based team wants to make sure Max Verstappen gets to defend his WDC title.
So, when Sergio Perez was running at the top position in the Spanish Grand Prix, eyeing his debut race win in a Red Bull car, he recipe team orders from his race engineer to leave his place for Max Verstappen as the Dutchman needed all the extra points that he could get to bridge the gap between him and Leclerc so that he could lead the Championship table.
At this, Sergio Perez was visibly upset, and he said, “That’s really unfair, but ok.”