Christian Horner explains why Sergio Perez made Red Bull extension a ‘no-brainer’

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SERGIO PEREZ signed a brand new contract with Pink Bull earlier this week.

Sergio Perez extends contract with Pink Bull Racing till 2024

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Pink Bull ace Sergio Perez put pen-to-paper on a brand new cope with Pink Bull earlier this week to maintain him on the Austrian crew till no less than 2024. And Pink Bull boss Christian Horner has defined why the contract extension was a “no-brainer.”

“Since becoming a member of Oracle Pink Bull Racing, Checo has completed a implausible job,” Perez defined after the deal had been introduced. “Again and again he has proved himself to not solely be a powerful crew participant however, as his degree of consolation has grown, he has turn out to be an actual drive to be reckoned with on the sharp finish of the grid.

“This 12 months he has taken one other step and the hole to world champion Max [Verstappen] has closed considerably, evidenced by his very good pole place in Jeddah earlier this 12 months and by his great 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 crew till 2024. In partnership with Max we imagine we’ve a driver pairing that may convey us the most important prizes in F1.”

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Christian Horner explains why Sergio Perez made Red Bull extension a 'no-brainer'

Pink Bull boss Christian Horner says Sergio Perez’s contract extension was a ‘no-brainer’ (Picture: GETTY)

Perez has been in scintillating type this season and secured his first race victory of the season on the weekend as he gained the Monaco Grand Prix. The 32-year-old secured podium finishes on the Australian, Imola and Spanish Grands Prix earlier this 12 months and is simply 15 factors behind this season’s present F1 Drivers’ Championship chief Verstappen.

Perez grew to become the primary Mexican pole-sitter when he certified for this 12 months’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in first place. However his endeavours to win that race have been thwarted when he went in to pit on lap 15 earlier than his rivals took benefit of a Security Automobile delay to pit one lap later with out shedding any time. The star additionally constructed a lead on the Spanish Grand Prix earlier than being ordered by crew bosses to cede his place to Verstappen.

Perez performed a key function in slowing Lewis Hamilton down eventually 12 months’s season-decider in Abu Dhabi as Verstappen went on to win his maiden title. And Perez seems to be extremely regarded by the vitality drink outfit, who clearly need him to stay round.

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Christian Horner explains why Sergio Perez made Red Bull extension a 'no-brainer'

Sergio Perez signed a brand new contract with Pink Bull this week (Picture: GETTY)

“For me, this has been an unimaginable week,” Perez mentioned after penning his new deal. “Profitable the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any driver after which to observe that with asserting I’ll proceed with the crew till 2024 simply makes me extraordinarily completely happy.

“I’m so proud to be a member of this crew and I really feel utterly at house right here now. We’re working very effectively collectively and my relationship with Max, on and off the observe, is certainly serving to drive us ahead much more.

“Now we have constructed large momentum as a crew 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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