One month after the actions of the Formula 1 With the controversy that the drivers’ world championship was decided on the last lap, with Max Verstappen taking the title over Lewis Hamailton, much has been said and speculated about the performance of the Mexican Sergio “Checo” Pérez in his first year with Red Bull.
The paper of Sergio perez As Red Bull’s second driver, he was essential for his teammate Verstappen to win the Formula 1 drivers’ title, a faithful symbol of this being the spectacular defense that the Mexican starred against the British Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This great work was recognized time and again by the authorities of Red Bull, and again received praise from the high command of the ‘Red Bulls’.
A month after the GP that allowed to snatch the drivers crown from Mercedes, Helmut Marko, an advisor to the Austrian team, celebrated the team’s task and did not hesitate to praise the work done by Checo, whom he recognized for his loyalty and teamwork.
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“He is incredibly loyal and a team player. Of course, we go through certain scenarios with him, but he complies without complaining, protesting or asking questions, “said the former pilot in dialogue for Servus TV.
As expected, Checo Pérez had ups and downs in his first year with Red Bull in the Formula 1He had to acclimatize to the new car and in the first races he suffered to adapt to the work style of the Austrian team, however, the closing was better and he delivered great moments in the season, but that does not mean that the Mexican is a driver perfect, because it also has flaws, which Marko also touched on in the interview.
Helmut Marko, who is characterized by not mincing words, admitted that Checo has a major flaw that is then compensated during the races. “He has a weak point, which is qualifying, but in race speed he is impeccable. It has stopped Hamilton in eight seconds in two laps, but in a very fair way ”, he pointed out.
Checo Pérez He was on the podium five times in the 2021 season of the Formula 1, highlighting the first victory with Red Bull in the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, in addition to third place in Mexico becoming the first Mexican to reach a podium in the GP of his country, however, the man from Guadalajara has not been able to get a pole position in his entire career at the maximum motorsport circuit.