The Mexican is fighting against Red Bull teammate Verstappen.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has admitted that Sergio Perez’s current form has left the team at a disadvantage compared to McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari.
The Mexican overcame a string of poor performances this season, initially handing team-mate Max Verstappen the race win. After taking two wins in the opening four rounds, Perez went five events without a Q3 appearance – despite the RB19 dominating the rest of the field – and fell out of contention for the Drivers’ Championship.
Perez looked to be back on form after finishing second at the Italian Grand Prix, but an eventful race between the Singapore GP and the Qatar GP left him second in the clutches of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Competitor concern With both championships already decided, Red Bull are not in danger this season, but the focus will quickly shift to next season.
McLaren have made great strides in developing their car, while Mercedes and Ferrari are expected to break new ground with their new machines next season, with Horner knowing the team will need two capable drivers to stay at the top. “We’re fully behind him, we think we know what he’s capable of and that’s the form we want to find,” Horner told media outlets, With the car we have, he probably drives himself.
The most important thing for us is to win both championships – we did that – what’s the next best thing after that? It would be first and second for our driver. “You can see that Mercedes has a couple, McLaren has a couple and Ferrari has a couple, which is quite tight between the respective drivers. “We had that at the beginning of the year, but as the season progressed we became more. various . . “We just have to get Checo back to his best form