Sergio Perez is driving for Red Bull for the second straight season following a series of driver line-up changes. It all started with Daniel Ricciardo’s shattering decision to leave the team when Christian Horner thought a nod from the Australian was just a formality. We’ve seen Pierre Gasly step up to that coveted Red Bull seat but didn’t even make it through the season as he was replaced by Alex Albon mid-season.
That showed us how difficult it is to deal with that as a teammate of Max Verstappen. Alex Albon couldn’t take the pressure either and was kicked out at the end of the season. That’s when Christian Horner decided to give Sergio Perez a chance after his successful stint at Racing Point. The Mexican had a decent season as he scored 190 points overall and finished 4th in the Drivers’ Championship.
But this season he comes into his own as he has become more comfortable on this RB-18. Despite being unlucky, the Mexican put his head down and got on with the task at hand. The car also suited him better due to its innate ability to manage oversteer. His relationship with the team, Max Verstappen and Christian Horner has also grown over the year which has also helped.
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Christian Horner explains the reason for Sergio Perez’s quality performances this year
Christian Horner also believes that the Mexican’s performances have changed significantly this year. He said, “He rides at a very high level. He feels more comfortable in the team this year.“
“I think the car suits him better this year. It doesn’t have some of the features that the previous, probably three cars of ours had.”
“We are satisfied with his work. But everyone on the team is very happy with the work that Checo continues to do.”
Sergio Perez has played the perfect team game up to this point, but Christian Horner wants him to get closer to Max Verstappen so they can win that elusive Constructors’ Championship.
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https://firstsportz.com/f1-news-it-doesnt-have-the-peculiarities-the-previous-cars-christian-horner-reveals-the-reason-behind-sergio-perezs-high-level-of-performance/ “It doesn’t have the special features of the previous cars,” reveals Christian Horner the reason for Sergio Perez’s high performance