WATCH: Perez Blown Away by Red Bull Chief During First F1 Factory Visit

Published 02/10/2021, 6:20 AM EST
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JULY 07: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 TAG Heuer on track during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 7, 2017 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Sergio Perez is only just beginning his journey with Red Bull, and he is already impressed with the team’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey. According to Checo, talking to his new boss was like talking to a “racing driver.”

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Moreover, Adrian Newey himself has an impressive CV, as he has taken part in the Monaco Grand Prix as well the Le Mans 24, giving the 62-year-old the experience behind both the pit wall and the wheel.

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Red Bull already impressed Perez

The Mexican driver said, “The amount of communication he has with the driver, he understands what you are talking about like a driver. It is like talking to a racing driver.”

Moreover, Perez was also impressed by how he hand draws the designs instead of using software like CAD,“I’m very, very impressed to get that from Adrian,”

He added, “To see his big drawing machine there, I was very impressed. All the times you cross through his office, he is always drawing something.”

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Newey has a number of achievements under his name in his time in Formula One, which includes five constructor’s championships with Williams, four with Red Bull, and One with Mclaren. Indeed, his old-style way of designing has surely got him the rewards.

A dream team

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Having Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen behind the wheel of the Red Bull car, along with a CTO like Adrian Newey, is sure to make them a force to reckon with in the upcoming 2021 season.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – OCTOBER 01: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 TAG Heuer on track during the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on October 1, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The season is all set to kick off in Bahrain on March 28, where teams and drivers will fight again for the chance of lifting the Constructors’ and Driversi championship. Time will tell if Sergio can spread his wings with the Milton-Keyes based team.

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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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