Former boss of Sergio “Checo” Pérez advises Red Bull: “If I were them I would keep him on the team” – La Opinion

Former boss of Sergio “Checo” Pérez advises Red Bull: “If I were them I would keep him on the team” – La Opinion


Although at Red Bull they are not entirely clear if Sergio “Checo” Pérez Whether or not he will continue with the team for next season, within the world of Formula 1 there are some characters who consider that the best option the Austrian team has is to renew the Mexican driver.

That is the case of Otmar Sazfnauer, who served as head of the Force India team where the man from Guadalajara was between 2014 and 2018 before the team became Racing Point, which was the prelude to his arrival at the team. the energy drink for the 2021 season.

“Knowing Checo as well as I do, I would replace Checo with Checo. If I were Christian (Horner), I would keep him there for next year… Checo’s strong point has always been in racing”commented Sazfnauer, who is currently outside the world of Formula 1.

Sergio "Czech" Pérez has just achieved his first runner-up finish in Formula 1 by finishing behind his teammate, Max Verstappen.
Mexican driver Sergio “Checo” Pérez has just achieved his first runner-up finish in Formula 1 by finishing behind his teammate, Max Verstappen.
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The Romanian-American manager made a comparison between the high points and the low points of the Mexican who has been the protagonist of constant rumors about his future within the Austrian team that has shown signs of being satisfied with the performance of the Guadalajara-born driver.

“He’s never been a great finisher, but He has always had very good racing technique. And there aren’t many times that he can count that he’s worked for me where he thought ‘why did you do that?’ in a race“said Sazfnauer who remembered to point out a particular mistake by “Checo”.

“I only remember once, at the Singapore Grand Prix, that we got frustrated because he crashed into a Williams, but the rest of the time, he is very, very good at overtaking without making mistakes.”continued, who until the middle of last season was in charge of the Alpine team.

The Mexican Red Bull driver, Sergio "Czech" Pérez before the Japanese Grand Prix in which he finished in second place behind Max Verstappen.
The Mexican Red Bull driver, Sergio “Checo” Pérez before the Japanese Grand Prix that took place at the beginning of this month of April and in which he finished in second place behind Max Verstappen.
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Sergio “Checo” Pérez, 34, is one of the drivers whose contract expires at the end of this Formula 1 season and Red Bull has repeatedly stated that the Mexican is their first option to continue as Max’s teammate. Verstappen in 2025.

The option of a renewal for the one from Guadalajara involves having a good performance in this campaign and making some adjustments to his performance, such as improving the rankings, which has been one of the Mexican’s weak points according to the beverage team. energy.

At the moment, the Mexican is having a great performance in 2024, placing himself in second place in the drivers’ classification, behind the three-time world champion, after having achieved three second places, a third and a fifth.

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