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Horner believes in Perez: Was the right and logical choice to keep him

Horner believes in Perez: "Was the right and logical choice to keep him"

17-09-2021 21:40 Last update: 17-09-2021 21:40

Sergio Perez has experienced highs and lows since joining Red Bull Racing. On the one hand he has shown he can be there when needed, but on the other he has not been consistent enough to be a reliable teammate for Max Verstappen. Christian Horner is confident that the Mexican will find his feet, something that has been confirmed with a contract extension.

"We feel Checo has done enough to get a new contract," Horner wrote in his column on the official website of Red Bull Racing. "He knew what his role would be this year; to help Max and the team win the title. But with a brand new car in 2022 and the experience he has, it was the right and logical choice to keep him."

Perez is a good team player for Red Bull and Verstappen

The Red Bull team boss is delighted with the role Pérez played in the race weekend at Monza. "He gave his teammate a tow in all sessions and was a perfect team player. It's a real shame he wasn't on the podium," Horner continued. "But there are some good races coming up for Checo and I have a feeling he will be fine. He's had some bad luck, and I think that will turn around."

"The Mexican GP is going to be a special one. I think we can expect equivalent images to Zandvoort. It will be great for Checo to have that huge support from the home crowd, and that will motivate him to put down something special. We're all looking forward to it tremendously," said Horner.

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