The engines are ready for the start of the 2022 Season of Formula 1second you will face Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez in the Oracle Red Bull team. Despite some complications in the first part of last season, the Mexican showed his worth and was a key player in Max Verstappen winning the drivers’ championship against Lewis Hamilton.
However, after a year with the Austrian team, the demand for the man from Guadalajara will be greater. A greater number of podiums, the constructors’ championship for Redbull, and a better position in the drivers’ championship are some of the challenges that await the Mexican driver this season.
Improve in the drivers’ championship
Last season, Checo finished fourth in the drivers’ championship, 36 points behind Valtteri Bottas and 25.5 points ahead of Carlos Sainz. Although it was the best result that the Mexican has achieved, throughout the season there were races in which he was able to add more, so there are arguments to think that he can reach third place.
Contribute in the constructors’ championship
Last season, Red Bull fell 28 points behind Mercedes in the constructors’ championship. In some races, the Mexican was out of the first 5, so he contributed few units. Now, he will have to be instrumental in Red Bull taking the constructors’ championship.
Increase number of podiums
Last year ‘Checo’ obtained 5 podiums, including the Azerbaijan championship, and it is his best vintage in Formula 1 so far. But there were also 5 races in which he had to get into the top three places, but he finished fourth. So now he will have to limit the mistakes that, at that time, left him off the podium.
improve in ranking
In 2022, one of his problems was that he was in low positions in qualifying, so, although his comebacks were spectacular, there were races in which he lost a lot of time at the back and could not support Verstappen or He did not have enough time to reach the podium.
His performance last season allowed Pérez to earn his contract renewal for another year. And although there are rumors that Red Bull does think about extending the bond, it will be the job of the Mexican to earn his renewal until 2023 to demonstrate, both to the Austrian team and to drivers who yearn for his place, that he did not get where he is by chance.