Sergio Perez has pledged to keep fighting to help his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen win the 2021 title.
While questions arise about the effective support of Valtteri Bottas, who has not really helped Lewis Hamilton directly or indirectly in the last few races, the Mexican is more assertive in his role.
« It’s part of the game. Max is the one fighting for the championship, and I have no problem helping him – it’s in everyone’s best interests. I don’t mind, I have the team spirit, » says Perez.
« Max is the driver at the moment, he’s very strong. It’s not easy being his teammate, but I think I’m doing well. »
« I would have liked to have won more races, but I had to adapt to the team. »
« It’s a real process with such a competitive car. It took a little longer to get off to a good start than expected. »
« But you realize how difficult it is to be successful in this sport. It is not guaranteed. There are so many good drivers and good teams that you have no guarantee of winning even one. only Grand Prix. «
When asked if Red Bull’s intense battle against Mercedes made this the most stressful season of his career, Perez admits: « Yes of course. »
« It’s coming to an end now, but there is still a lot to do. The other years at this point, I had nothing more to play. »
« But this season we’re fighting for both titles and it’s huge. »