Sergio Pérez has not given up on his ultimate dream of one day becoming Formula 1 world champion!
One thing is certain, it is the right team, Red Bull Racing, to achieve this. The only “concern” for the Mexican is that he has to beat Max Verstappen, in addition to the other 9 teams. Something he has achieved a few times since arriving in Milton Keynes but not most of the time.
Either way, he has confidence in himself to pull it off.
“Absolutely! If everything goes well and I drive perfectly, I can beat anyone in Formula 1.”
“I’ve also shown Max several times this season. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to do it all the time. Max has incredible quality, he’s extremely cool for his age and has a very good feeling with the car. That’s why La It’s not about whether I can beat him for a weekend, it’s about how many races I can finish ahead of him. It’s about consistency. That’s what marks a champion out of someone who wants to be one.”
Does he then have this constancy in him?
“Yes! My experience helps me in this. I’ve seen almost everything in Formula 1. Add to that the hard work with the team and the energy I put into bodybuilding, among other things. I’m big form. These things give me a lot of confidence in myself. That’s why I have no doubt that I can be champion.”
Is this only possible with Red Bull?
“I am part of the best team in the world. The amount of knowledge and talent gathered here is incredible. With Max, I have a world-class driver as a team-mate. We get along well and work together to make Red Bull successful. , but of course we’re also competitors. Everyone wants to be the best. We keep pushing each other to the next level. Beating Max is a big challenge.”
Perez is having his best season in Formula 1 to date, but is only 3rd in the championship. The Mexican is recovering these latest developments that have taken him away from the window of good performance of the RB18, which has also been recognized by Christian Horner.
“I’m very good with the car, but it’s not perfect. At the start of the season I had the speed. Now that we’ve developed the car, it doesn’t suit my style 100% anymore. I have to adapt because at the moment it suits Max. and his style better. So I have to get used to it as soon as possible and hope that we go more in the direction we had at the beginning of the season. Then I can attack again.”
“I can’t even imagine what it must be like to celebrate a title. That’s exactly what drives me. If I wasn’t in such a prestigious car, I probably wouldn’t be in this sport anymore.”
However, he will not have many opportunities to win for his team. Considering it’s already over for him, he has 2 years left. Maybe more?
“Yes, I still have a contract until 2024, but I don’t imagine that I will finish my career then. I’m too young for that and I’m still having too much fun. Although this sport takes a lot of time. the time. But it’s so Formula 1 is your life. And you can’t leave it behind like that.”
“However, in the end it won’t be difficult for me to call it quits. The best moments of my life have nothing to do with racing. For example, the birth of my children. But even the simple things mean a lot to me. If I can get a good taco in Mexico for 20 pesos (1 euro) and spend time with my family, those are moments you don’t experience in Formula 1.”