Perez Performance Strong: No Need to Pack Up Yet

Despite a significant gap of over 22 seconds between Red Bull Racing teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez at the Bahrain Grand Prix, team principal Christian Horner is satisfied with Perez’s performance, emphasizing its importance for the team’s success and hinting at the potential for his contract extension based on future performances.

Highlights

– ‣ At the Bahrain Grand Prix, the final difference between Red Bull Racing teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez was more than 22 seconds, with Perez finishing in second place.
– ‣ Team principal Christian Horner is satisfied with Sergio Perez’s performance, emphasizing the importance of Perez continuing to perform as he did, highlighting his progress from 5th to a strong finish.
– ‣ Despite ongoing speculation about Perez’s fit with Red Bull Racing, his ability to consistently secure second place is seen as crucial, especially as the competition tightens.
– ‣ Sergio Perez’s future with Red Bull Racing hinges on his performance in the upcoming races, as his contract is up for renewal at the end of the season.


At the Bahrain Grand Prix, something incredible happened. Max Verstappen and his teammate, Sergio Perez, finished with a gap of over 22 seconds. Now, that’s a lot. But here’s the kicker: Christian Horner, the team boss, isn’t losing sleep over it. In fact, he’s pretty chill. So, Perez? He’s not packing up his locker at Red Bull just yet.

Oh, and Perez. The guy’s been in a tough spot for a while. Imagine trying to keep pace with Verstappen, a three-time world champ. That’s no walk in the park. Over the last three seasons, Perez has always been a step behind. And in Bahrain? The gap hit 22.457 seconds. Still, Perez snagged second place. Not too shabby, huh?

### Christian Horner satisfied with Sergio Perez

Now, despite that hefty gap, Horner’s got Perez’s back. Chatting with Sky Sports, he laid it out. Perez’s performance? It’s solid, according to him. “Well, he’s got to keep performing like he did today,” Horner said. Starting 5th and fighting up the ranks isn’t child’s play. Perez made it look easy, though. Horner thinks it’s the best they could’ve hoped for. And pulling that off? It’s a big deal.

But let’s not ignore the elephant in the room. There’s been talk. People whispering that Perez might not cut it at Red Bull Racing. With the competition getting tighter, Perez securing that second spot is crucial. The guy’s 34, and his contract? It’s up at the end of the season. These next races? They’re make or break for him. Will he stay, or will he go? Time will tell.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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