RED BULL team-mates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are in competition for the world championship.
Max Verstappen has been advised he can be taught from Pink Bull team-mate Sergio Perez (Picture: GETTY)
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Max Verstappen can nonetheless be taught from Pink Bull team-mate Sergio Perez because the pair’s rivalry continues to brew, Ralf Schumacher believes. Perez was publicly pissed off along with his staff’s method to the Spanish Grand Prix earlier than successful in Monaco per week later.
Reigning world champion Verstappen leads Perez by simply 15 factors on the earth drivers’ championship leaderboard. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is sandwiched between the pair.
And Schumacher believes that Verstappen can be taught from the 32-year-old Perez’s driving fashion. He feels that the brand new automobiles are higher suited to the latter.
“He (Perez) has come near Verstappen and Charles Leclerc within the drivers’ standings in consequence,” Schumacher stated, as quoted by Components 1 Information.
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Max Verstappen leads the world championship race (Picture: GETTY)
“There might be a three-man combat. I simply don’t assume Sergio has the consistency of Verstappen. In Monaco he was the higher driver. Max ought to see this as a possibility to be taught issues from his team-mate.”
He added: “Max has a really aggressive fashion and has performed properly with heavier automobiles prior to now. Nevertheless, the brand new idea fits Sergio extra.
“If a driver is nice at saving tyres, he can get extra out of the automotive. Max ought to attempt to apply Sergio’s driving fashion to sure elements of the observe and perhaps take one or two corners a little bit slower.”
Perez was clearly sad about having to let Verstappen overtake on the Spanish Grand Prix, accepting the choice by Pink Bull however telling bosses that it was ‘unfair’. He then went on to win in Monaco, with Verstappen coming third, and the Dutchman has cooled speak of a tense relationship.
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“We work very well as a staff. We at all times attempt to optimise the automotive and work for the staff and we will settle for when any person does job or does a greater job and I believe that’s crucial as a result of that’s how you might be respectful to one another,” Verstappen stated after Monaco.
“Yeah, could the very best man win on the finish, proper? We at all times, after all, attempting to do the very best we will on the observe however we additionally respect one another loads and attempt to rating probably the most doable factors each single weekend for the staff.”
Pink Bull staff principal Christian Horner has insisted it doesn’t matter of Perez or Verstappen win the world title. He stated: “It would not matter to us which of the 2 is world champion. After all, the constructors’ is enormously essential.
“However whether or not it is Max or Checo, they’re each Pink Bull drivers, and so they’ve each bought the identical probability. After all, it is a lengthy, lengthy season, and it’ll have its ebbs and flows. However it’s nice to have each drivers proper on the sharp finish.”