Perez Explains Why He Considers ‘Myself Lucky’ to Have Verstappen as Red Bull F1 Teammate

Published 06/14/2021, 4:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who qualified in P3 with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez who qualified in P2 REUTERS/Bryn Lennon Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Max Verstappen is undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers of his generation, extremely hardworking and determined. In his first season alongside him, Sergio Perez states that Verstappen doesn’t take any days off.

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The Dutch driver has always pushed himself and his rivals to the limit. Hence, his work ethic has placed him on top of the driver’s standings with his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton, who is currently behind him in second place.

Sergio Perez thinks that Max Verstappen has no rest days

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As quoted from FormulaPassion.it, Perez said, “Max is at 110% from the first lap of FP1 on Friday until the last in the race on Sunday. Other riders allow themselves a few ‘days off’, he doesn’t, he always expresses a very high level. I consider myself lucky to have him as a point of reference.”

(Quotes translated from Italian using Google)

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

The two Red Bull drivers have brought their A-Game to the 2021 season and their results on track have given the Milton-Keynes-based outfit the lead in the championship, building a 26 point gap to rivals Mercedes.

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How are Perez and Max doing this season?

In their first season as teammates, both Perez and Verstappen have worked together in harmony, giving maximum points to their team. Verstappen has won two out of the six races till now, one at the Emilia GP and the other at Monaco. Perez picked up a win at the “Land of Fire” when Max failed to do so as he crashed due to tire failure.

Now, the two Red Bull drives await for the French GP at Paul Ricard and will hope to create a bigger difference in terms of points with their rivals from Brackley.

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez celebrates with team members after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The Milton-Keynes haven’t led the title race ever since the Mercedes became the most dominating team on the grid. Hence, they are more than determined to keep the lead as the season progresses to claim the constructor’s title.

Do you see Red Bull lifting the title in 2021 or will Mercedes steal their thunder at the last moment? Let us know what do you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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