Perez had to return Baku trophy: 'Can get a replica if I pay for it'

17-06-2021 13:33 | Updated: 17-06-2021 15:06
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Perez had to return Baku trophy: 'Can get a replica if I pay for it'

Sergio Perez needed five races to get used to his new car at Red Bull Racing. He was proven right, as he won the sixth race. Although he was helped a little by the loss of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, he was right there with them all weekend.

Returning the trophy

With two fourths and two fifths, Sergio Perez's season hasn't quite gone the way he wanted it to, but slowly he's starting to feel more at ease with his new team Red Bull Racing. His win in Baku saw him move up the rankings and into third place behind Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

The second career victory earned him his first Red Bull trophy, but the Mexican couldn't enjoy it for long. "That one went straight to the factory. I can get a replica if I pay for it." Whether Perez will also have a replica made, he left in the dark.

Mexican IndyCar success

During the press conference, Perez's fellow countryman Pato O'Ward is also briefly mentioned. The Mexican IndyCar driver won last weekend in Detroit and leads the championship in the IndyCar Series. "That's great for our country," Perez explained. "I think he has the talent to race against the best drivers in the world."

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