SERGIO PEREZ lies simply 15 factors behind Max Verstappen within the title battle after victory on the Monaco Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez extends contract with Pink Bull Racing till 2024
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Sergio Perez may ‘completely’ nonetheless win the F1 championship due to his consistency believes former F1 star Marc Surer. The previous Ensign and Arrows driver mentioned Perez ‘scores properly’ which may make a ‘huge distinction’ on the finish of the season.
Surer claims retirements and the lack of large factors may play an necessary position this season. Verstappen has already retired from two races this season, throwing away at the least 36 factors.
Charles Leclerc was compelled out of the race in Spain as Pink Bull secured a one-two end, bringing Perez again into the hunt. Surer instructed Formel1.de: “If he continues like this and scores factors often, it’s completely potential.
“When you add up the wins now, it’s fairly clear Max remains to be primary. [Perez] scores properly and that may make an enormous distinction on the finish of the yr.
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Sergio Perez can nonetheless problem for the title, warns Marc Surer (Picture: Getty)
“On the finish of the day, it’s the ‘strike outcomes’ which might be the issue whenever you don’t end and also you lose 25 factors or 18 factors. So sure, Perez is a candidate for the World Championship.”
The Mexican took his third profession victory on the Monaco Grand Prix every week after being requested to maneuver apart for Verstappen in Spain. If Perez was capable of struggle freely and had received in Barcelona, the hole may have been only one level between the pair.
Nonetheless, Pink Bull has clarified they don’t have a choice over which driver takes the world championship and confirmed the pair had been nonetheless free to struggle at this stage of the season. Horner mentioned: “It would not matter to us which of the 2 is world champion. “In fact, the constructors’ is enormously necessary.
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Sergio Perez received the Monaco Grand Prix (Picture: Getty)
“However whether or not it is Max or Checo, they’re each Pink Bull drivers, and so they’ve each obtained the identical probability. In fact, it is a lengthy, lengthy season, and it’ll have its ebbs and flows. But it surely’s nice to have each drivers proper on the sharp finish.
“Checo is within the type of his profession, he is doing an awesome job. And it is not a one-off.” After the race, Perez was rewarded with a brand new two-year contract, holding him within the staff till the tip of 2024.
Surer praised the choice, claiming Pink Bull have ‘the whole lot’ they want with the Mexican.
He added: “They’ve the whole lot with him they by no means had prior to now. And if it’s a must to have a quantity two, it’s a must to reward him one way or the other – and a two-year contract is a reward for me.”