Red Bull chief Christian Horner makes Sergio Perez pledge as star threatens Max Verstappen

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CHRISTIAN HORNER has harassed the necessity for Crimson Bull to work collectively of their title battle with Ferrari

Sergio Perez extends contract with Crimson Bull Racing till 2024

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Christian Horner has pledged that Crimson Bull will proceed to ‘work collectively’ through the title race to make sure they continue to be forward of Ferrari. The workforce was criticised within the wake of final weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix for not prioritising Championship chief Max Verstappen over Sergio Perez.

Red Bull chief Christian Horner makes Sergio Perez pledge as star threatens Max Verstappen

Christian Horner has harassed the necessity for Crimson Bull to work collectively of their title battle (Picture: Getty)

The Mexican has loved a aggressive begin to the season claiming pole within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after which profitable in Monaco. He sits simply 15 factors behind the reigning World Champion within the driver’s standings going into subsequent weekend’s race in Azerbaijan, which he received final season. 

Had it not been for unhealthy luck his championship place may have been even stronger. An sadly timed security automotive in Jeddah noticed him lose the lead of the race whereas technical issues stopped him gaining podiums in Bahrain and Miami. 

His sturdy season has seen him rewarded with a brand new two-year deal at Crimson Bull. It’s the first time since Daniel Ricciardo left the workforce in 2018 that the drinks producer can depend on two constantly sturdy drivers. 

“Checo is within the type of his profession, he’s doing a terrific job, and it’s not a one-off,” Horner mentioned. “We noticed his pole place in Jeddah and he’s actually hitting a wealthy vein of kind. That’s unbelievable for us.”

Red Bull chief Christian Horner makes Sergio Perez pledge as star threatens Max Verstappen

Horner joined Perez and Verstappen of their celebrations on the poduim in Monaco (Picture: Getty)

Latest races have nevertheless seen the primary indicators of stress between the 2 teammates. In Barcelona, Crimson Bull put the pair on totally different methods with Perez twice requested to let the Dutchman go him, a transfer that was described as ‘very unfair’ by Perez. In Monaco, Verstappen’s dad Jos mentioned he was ‘dissatisfied’ that the workforce had not executed extra to get his son to the entrance. 

Horner has been fast to dispel any inter-team battles, stressing the necessity for the workforce to work collectively. 

The Englishman defined: “We want each drivers working the way in which they’re collectively as a result of Ferrari had the faster automotive [in Monaco], definitely in qualifying. Whether or not it was within the race is unknown. 

“They’re an enormous opponent and now we have to work collectively to verify we get each drivers forward of them.”

The Components One circus strikes onto Baku subsequent weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It’s a race that Checo, specifically, will really feel constructive about as it’s his most profitable observe on the calendar, profitable final season and claiming a podium on two separate events.

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