SERGIO PEREZ will stay Max Versatappen’s team-mate at Crimson Bull driver after putting a brand new take care of the staff.
Sergio Perez has signed a brand new two-year deal (Picture: Getty)
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Sergio Perez has signed a brand new two-year take care of Crimson Bull days after successful the Monaco Grand Prix. The deal means the Mexican will stay with the staff till the tip of the 2024 season.
Perez stated he ‘feels at house’ on the staff and praised his and Verstappen’s robust relationship.
He stated: “For me, this has been an unimaginable week, successful the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any driver after which to observe that with saying I’ll proceed with the Staff till 2024 simply makes me extraordinarily completely happy. I’m so proud to be a member of this Staff and I really feel utterly at house right here now.
“We’re working very properly collectively and my relationship with Max, on and off the monitor, is certainly serving to drive us ahead much more. We’ve got constructed large momentum as a staff and this season is displaying that, I’m excited to see the place that may take us all sooner or later.”
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Christian Horner stated Perez is a ‘power to be reckoned with’ (Picture: Getty)
The contract is the third the Mexican has signed with the staff in a bit of over two years however is his longest deal on the staff. He joined on a one-year contract for the 2021 season and was rewarded with one other one-year extension forward of this season.
Nevertheless, the Mexican has appeared nearer to Verstappen this season, choosing up pole on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and now his first win of the season. Staff principal Christian Horner praised Perez’s abilities as a ‘staff participant’ however warned he was nonetheless a ‘power to be reckoned with’ in F1.
He stated: “Since becoming a member of Oracle Crimson Bull Racing, Checo has accomplished a unbelievable job. Repeatedly he has proved himself to not solely be a powerful staff participant however as his stage of consolation has grown he has grow to be an actual power to be reckoned with on the sharp finish of the grid.
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“This yr he has taken one other step and the hole to World Champion Max has closed considerably, evidenced by his very good pole place in Jeddah earlier this yr and by his fantastic win in Monaco simply final weekend.
“For us, holding onto his tempo, race craft and expertise was a no brainer and we’re delighted that Checo will proceed to race for the staff till 2024. In partnership with Max we imagine we have now a driver pairing that may carry us the largest prizes in F1.”
Perez appeared to let particulars of his new contract slip moments after successful the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. The Mexican embraced Horner and stated loudly: “I in all probability signed too early.”
Within the post-race press convention, Perez and Verstappen each laughed on the slip however claimed he was referring to signing a champagne bottle fairly than a brand new deal.