Perez Working Tirelessly Ahead of Red Bull F1 Debut: “Haven’t Had a Holiday”

Published 02/28/2021, 8:45 AM EST
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – JULY 22: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India looks on before the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 22, 2018 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Red Bull driver, Sergio Perez is already raring to go for the upcoming season. The Mexican was about to lose his spot on the grid after being dropped from the then Racing Point to make way for Vettel.

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However, Perez showcased his talent throughout the 2020 season and what made Red Bull sign him was consistency in performance and also his win in Bahrain was a plus point.

The Mexican will lineup with Max Verstappen on the grid for the upcoming season and help Red Bullfight with the top teams on the grid and possibly be a contender for the championship.

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Sergio Perez of Mexico and Racing Point walks in the paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Perez states not having have a break and had to begin preparation for the new season

The Mexican driver said, “It’s been very hectic, “Once I got the contract done, it was very late in the year, but the motivation was extremely high. I basically haven’t had a holiday.”

He added,  “I’ve been working flat out on my fitness trying to be as ready as possible, with the engineers at the factory, backwards and forwards, spending the time on the things that matter to try and be up to speed as soon as I get into the Bahrain test.”

SUZUKA, JAPAN – OCTOBER 10: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Racing Point walks out for the drivers autograph signing session during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“It’s a new challenge. There’s new people to meet, new ways of working, and new techniques.”You just need to open your mind a lot more when you change teams and when you do things differently. So it’s a massive opportunity also as a driver to grow in all aspects.” Perez concluded.

Perez has already been behind the wheel of the new RB16B at Silverstone in order to get more familiar with the car before they fly out to Bahrain for the opening racing and is confident the car is strong and will create a problem for the rest of the grid.

Red Bull will push for the title in 2021

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The team has got a talented lineup in the form of Perez and Verstappen and will use that to make sure they can fight for the title and push their arch-rivals Mercedes to its limits.

The Milton-Keynes-based outfit finished the season in second place in the constructor’s with 319 points, but rival Mercedes took home first place and winning the championship yet again.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 during the Red Bull Racing RB16 launch at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The two teams will face off on the grid once again in Bahrain for the opening race of the season on the 28th of March. Only time will tell if he has what it takes to take the battle to the Mercedes team.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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