Perez: 'If the car is not faster than third, I will make sure we finish second'

20-01-2021 13:36 | Updated: 20-01-2021 14:50
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Perez: 'If the car is not faster than third, I will make sure we finish second'

Sergio Perez has completed his first days as a Red Bull Racing driver and says he is already starting to feel at home with his new team. The Mexican is looking forward to working with Christian Horner again.

Second time working with Horner

This is not the first time Perez has teamed up with Red Bull team principal Horner. "I worked with Christian and his dad, I drove for him in my first season in GP2. It’s crazy to think after 12 years we’ll be working together again. I admire Christian a lot. First of all, he’s a fantastic person to have around you, and he’s also a great team leader, there’s great times ahead of us," Perez said to

"I am always pushing to the maximum and last year I finally had a car that I could show a bit more and people saw what I am capable of, but now is my big opportunity. I have to go onto the next step in all aspects and I think I’m ready for it. The only thing I was lacking was the opportunity. Now I have it, it’s up to me to make it work," continued Max Verstappen's new teammate.

Perform more than is possible

Checo is keen that he performs with the 2021 car. "If we have a car that can win the championship, I’ll make sure we win it. And if not, and we only have a car that’s good enough for third I will make sure that we finish second."

According to Perez, this is the way to repay Dietrich Mateschitz, Helmut Marko and all the other team members. "Nobody before has given me the chance to be in a big team. We’re going to hear the Mexican national anthem many times next year I hope!"

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