Sergio Perez extended at Red Bull

Sergio Perez extended at Red Bull

This Tuesday, the Austrian Formula 1 team Red Bull formalized the extension of the contract of Mexican Sergio Perez for two additional seasons.

Sergio Perez plays continuity. This Tuesday, the Austrian Formula 1 team Red Bull formalized the extension of the Mexican’s contract for two additional seasons. The driver will therefore be at the wheel of one of the two single-seaters in this formation until 2026, at least. Perez joined this team at the end of fiscal 2020.

In 2023, the Mexican achieved his best performance, finishing in second place in the general classification of the drivers’ world championship, behind his teammate, the Dutchman Max Verstappen. This is the first time that Red Bull has achieved such a double. The team is also the reigning two-time manufacturers’ world champion. Now aged 34, Sergio Perez has a total of five victories in Formula 1, 29 podiums and also three pole positions.

Perez: “I’m happy to stay here”

In the press release formalizing the news of his extension, Sergio Perez said: “I am delighted to stay here to continue our journey together and contribute to the great history of this team for two more years. Being part of the team is a huge challenge, and I love it. We have a big challenge this year and I have full confidence in the whole team that the future is bright here and I’m delighted to be part of it. I want to thank everyone for all the trust given, it’s a lot and I want to repay it with excellent results on and off the track. »

Christian Horner, his director at the Red Bull Racing team, also said he was delighted by this news: “Continuity and stability are important for the team and Checo (Sergio Perez) and Max (Verstappen) form a successful and strong partnership, securing our first ever double for the team in the Championship last year. Checo had a good start to 2024 with second places in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Japan, then its podium in China. »

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