SERGIO PEREZ is at present third within the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings.
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Sergio Perez has ignored his critics and despatched a transparent message to Pink Bull chief Christian Horner that he needs to battle for the F1 title. Perez is at present third within the Drivers’ Championship standings after ending second on the Spanish Grand Prix final weekend.
Perez had appeared to be on his technique to a Grand Prix victory for simply the third time in his profession final weekend as he led the race within the latter levels. However Pink Bull chiefs advised the Mexican to relinquish his lead and permit his team-mate Max Verstappen to move.
Final season’s champion had been trailing Perez however was on a distinct tyre technique and Pink Bull bosses needed the Dutchman to move the chequered flag first to take the title struggle to rival Charles Leclerc. However Perez has revealed he needs a possibility for glory. “It was clear I used to be coming in an period the place Max was going to be combating for the championship,” Perez mentioned forward of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
“I’ve no issues serving to my team-mate specifically races like I did in Abu Dhabi, however in the mean time I need to struggle for the championship. For me as a driver, it is necessary to verify I’ve full help from the group, which is what I had.”
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Sergio Perez has ignored his critics and despatched a transparent message to Pink Bull chief Christian Horner (Picture: GETTY)
Verstappen’s victory in Barcelona noticed him leapfrog Leclerc on the high of the leaderboard as he moved six factors away from the Monegasque. And the 24-year-old is now 25 factors in entrance of Perez.
Perez is clearly seen as Pink Bull’s No 2 driver, regardless of his insistence on battling for honours. However the 32-year-old appeared indignant when bosses requested him to maneuver out of the best way final day out, as he advised them the choice was “very unfair” over the group radio earlier than demanding “talks.”
Former F1 star Jolyon Palmer has revealed, nevertheless, that Perez has to simply accept Pink Bull’s choices. “As a driver you may’t ignore group orders as a result of in the end it’s a must to comply with the needs of the group – they’re those who pay your wage,” Palmer defined in his Formula1 column.
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“That is notably true when you haven’t bought the clout of a Verstappen or [Lewis] Hamilton, with championships and type behind them to probably disobey the group and have an argument about it afterwards. Most drivers’ place in a group is precarious sufficient that they need to comply with their directions – if not they’re replaceable.”
Perez will likely be hoping to place stress on Verstappen and Leclerc on the high of the leaderboard as soon as once more this weekend when the F1 season continues on the Monaco Grand Prix.