Perez Urges Red Bull to Keep ‘Our Feet on the Ground’ After Monaco Success

Published 06/01/2021, 7:01 AM EDT
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


Red Bull have been giving strong competition to their arch-rivals, Mercedes, this season, ever since then opening race in Bahrain. Courtesy of Max Verstappen, they have won two out of the five races so far. With the Dutchman’s win in Monaco, the Milton Keynes outfit stole the lead from Mercedes in both championships. However, Sergio Perez has told his team not to get ahead of themselves and told them to focus.

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Verstappen has featured on all podiums till now, while Perez has bagging some crucial points in their hunt for the title. Hence, Perez has urged his colleagues to remain focus and not let go of the throttle if they want to win the title this year.

Sergio Perez has warned Red Bull not to lose focus after victory at Monte Carlo

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Speaking to SpeedWeek, the Mexican said, “Of course we are happy that we are now ahead in both World Championship standings. But let’s keep our feet on the ground.

“We’ve only done five races out of a planned 23. In the end, Max was right when he said in Monte Carlo – it’s not important who’s in front after five races, it’s important who’s in front after the Abu Dhabi finale.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez after qualifying in P2 REUTERS/Bryn Lennon Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

“We have to continue to be as focused as we have been,” Perez concluded.

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The Mexican hopes for a good result at Baku

After a stellar performance at the recent Monaco Grand Prix, where he finished in fourth place, Perez hopes that he can improve on his form and bring a better result for the Milton-Keynes-based squad in the upcoming race at Azerbaijan.

He said, “The race was mentally very exhausting, but our 1st and 4th places are a morale boost for the upcoming races. I can’t wait to race in Baku. We have shown in various races what a high level we can maintain. But we need to step it up in qualifying.”

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The 31-year-old driver sits in fifth place in the driver’s standings with 44 points to his name. He would now aim to score some more points and get ahead in the table.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during qualifying REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Can the Mexican improve on his pace as he prepares for the sixth round of the championship? We are just days away from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and we shall soon find out. But what do you think? Let us know 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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