Sergio Perez’s Father Fires a Warning Shot to Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen for 2022 F1 Season

Published 11/09/2021, 5:32 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez celebrates third place after the race Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco


Sergio Perez brought joy to an entire country last weekend. The Mexican driver became the first driver to achieve a podium in the Mexico City Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver finished P3 in the race after challenging Lewis Hamilton for the second sport in the last laps. But his father believes Checo Perez is just getting started.

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It was the third podium in a row for Checo Perez in Mexico. His father, Antonio Pérez, mentioned that Checo’s best is yet to come. He claimed Sergio was still not 100 percent in-sync with the car.

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The best of Checo Pérez is yet to come: Antonio Perez

As reported by Marçà, the Mexican mentioned Checo is lagging behind both Verstappen and Hamilton in terms of time in the car. He stated that the next season, they all will be on equal footing with new cars and he will be able to compete against them.

“The best of Checo Pérez is yet to come. Checo is not yet one hundred percent in this unit. One important thing to remember: this car is five years old, Max is five years ahead and Hamilton is five years behind advantage sitting in his car,” said Antonio.

Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third-placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and his father Antonio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco

“For Checo, it is his first year sitting in this car, but this season is over and this car will no longer exist, because there is a new regulation and a new car, so the three of them and all the other drivers they’re going to start over,” said Perez’s father.

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The Mexican makes a bold prediction regarding Sergio Perez

Antonio Perez predicts that the 2022 season would be Checo’s best season in F1. He mentioned that for the first time, Sergio would be developing a race-winning car in his time in F1.

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Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third-placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco

“The best of Checo Pérez is yet to come. Next year is Checo’s best year in his sporting career in Formula 1. A new car and a championship with new regulations begin. He has already had to experiment, develop cars, but in inferior teams, today he is going to develop a car that is in first place today. “ said the Mexican driver’s father.

2022 would be a fresh slate for Sergio Perez as F1 will have new cars. But it would be interesting to see if he would challenge his teammate and the Mercedes in the championship.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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