‘We’re starting from zero!’ Sergio Perez reveals Red Bull are not carried away by 2021 success

Sergio Perez has been a contract extension after a successful first year at Milton Keynes- based outfit.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Red Bull signed Sergio Perez from the Racing Point F1 team (now rebranded as the Aston Martin F1 team) as a replacement for Alex Albon in 2021. The Mexican driver had already been in the sport for nine years, having previously driven for Sauber, McLaren, Racing Point, and Force India.

Perez proved to be a key component in Max Verstappen winning the F1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2021. Following his contribution towards the title and intense driving, the driver got a contract extension.

Perez, throughout the 2021 season, struggled with inconsistency. Sergio Perez struggled to settle in the new car but won his first race and podium of the 2021 season in Azerbaijan, the sixth race of the season. However, after the Turkish GP, he had found his mojo and had put in back-to-back top performances.

Now, a challenge for the Mexican driver is supposed to be the new car. With the new regulations coming in for the 2022 season, Sergio Perez will have to get acquainted with another new car, only this time, everyone else would be getting acquainted too, to their respective drives. Perez, however, will have an advantage over the others as he has the experience driving for five teams in the past.

Sergio Perez’s thoughts on the last season and hopes from the upcoming 

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez said, “It was an intense season, getting up to speed with a new team, especially with a team fighting for a championship from race one, so there was no time for any adaptation. It was straight into it. But it was very enjoyable, and we gave it our all until the very last lap of the season,” as quoted by GP Fans.

The driver shared his excitement going into the new season, saying, “It feels like we were in Abu Dhabi yesterday but on the other hand, I’m so excited to start the new season. We’re already working a lot with the engineers, and we cannot wait to be on track with these new cars. We’re starting from zero, all of us.”

Sergio was also present at the unveiling of Red Bull’s 2022 challenger RB18. The driver would be expected to be more consistent in this season and help the team win the constructors’ championship as well.

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