WATCH: Driver of the Day Perez’s Incredible Reaction to Overtaking Ricciardo at Dutch GP

Published 09/05/2021, 11:57 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


One of the most brilliant drives that we have witnessed at the Dutch GP at Zandvoort was one Sergio Perez; his performance even got him the Driver of the Day award. The most notable overtake he did was on McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo, and the Mexican couldn’t his excitement on the team radio.

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The Australian driver was doing his best to keep the Red Bull driver in his rearview mirrors. However, the number 11 driver found the gap he was looking for far and gained a position.

Sergio Perez pumped up after overtaking Daniel Ricciardo

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As Perez was chasing down Ricciardo, the latter was doing his level best to block him. However, Sergio found the space and overtook him. The Mexican was over the moon and couldn’t wait to catch the next driver up the Dutch track.

After gaining a position on the McLaren driver, Perez said, “Let’s go! Who’s next?”

It is no doubt that Red Bull would be impressed with the determination of their driver. They hope to see such overtakes as the season progresses.

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How did the race pan out for Perez at Zandvoort?

The Red Bull driver was aiming to redeem himself at the Dutch Grand Prix, as he was starting from the pit lane. He knew starting from such a position would have many obstacles along the way if he wanted to score some points for his Milton-Keynes-based outfit.

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After doing a brilliant move on Ricciardo, and another one on Lando Norris, Sergio found himself back in the points and was extremely pleased with himself.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during qualifying REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

The Mexican driver crossed the line in eighth place and seized ten points for the Milton-Keynes squad. Meanwhile, his teammate Max Verstappen took home a victory and bagged twenty-five points.

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However, despite both their drivers finishing in the top 10 points, Red Bull’s points haul was not enough to take the lead in the constructors’ championship. With the upcoming race in just a week’s time, they hope to have a similar, if not better, weekend at Monza.

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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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