In recent seasons it has generally been two Mercedes drivers against Max Verstappen. The Dutchman did not get the backing he wanted from his teammates Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon. With the arrival of Mexican Sergio Perez, the roles seem to have finally reversed. And Red Bull’s team boss Christian Horner seems to acknowledge it.
While Gasly and Albon barely made it onto the podium, Perez took his first win for Red Bull in Baku. The Mexican was on hand to give the team a good result when Verstappen dropped out. A role that Valtteri Bottas filled in recent years at Mercedes. Yet the Finn driver has been lacking in the two previous races.
What Did Christian Horner Say Upon Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez
Red Bull Team Boss, Horner decided to go his verdict upon Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas’ battle which will play a crucial role in shaping the winners of Constructor’s Championship in 2021.
“Bottas has done a great job for Mercedes in recent years. He has been a loyal servant,” he told Auto Motor und Sport. According to Horner, both Valtteri Bottas and Perez are important for the title fight. “With Checo we now have a driver who can do the same. They will both play a crucial role until the end of the championship.”
Red Bull Team Boss, Horner decided to go his verdict upon Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas’ battle which will play a crucial role in shaping the winners of Constructor’s Championship in 2021. Max Verstappen’s new teammate clearly needed some getting used to the first few races, but there’s clearly improvement. “He’s getting better and better at his stride, has a lot of speed in the race and just needs to work a bit on the Saturdays. If he can do that as well, it increases our chances.”