Christian Horner spoke about Checo Pérez and his powerful level: “The gap with Verstappen has disappeared”

Christian Horner praised the work of Checo Pérez and said he was satisfied with his performance in 2021 and 2022 (Photo: REUTERS/Francisco Guasco)

The 2022 season of Czech Perez has started with many ups and downs, although not derived by its performance, since the Mexican driver has been one of the most consistent in terms of performanceso if today he is not fighting for the top of the championship with Leclerc, it is mainly due to a couple of moments full of bad luck.

This same speech was adopted by the director of the Austrian team, Christian Hornerwho offered a small balance of what was done by Red Bull so far and released some words that were very well received by the Mexican fans.

According to Horner, Serio’s work continues to rise and that is mainly due to the adaptation of the team, which is why he has managed to eliminate the distances against his teammate Max Verstappenwhom he already beat in the classification of the Saudi Arabian GP.

Checo Pérez has improved in the rankings and was paired with Max Verstappen in the times (Photo: REUTERS / Loren Elliott)
Checo Pérez has improved in the rankings and was paired with Max Verstappen in the times (Photo: REUTERS / Loren Elliott)

It will always be easier for Sergio Pérez to enter his second season. The gap between him and Max has disappeared”, Horner mentioned according to PrimeF1in reference to his race rhythms and classification, since the man from Guadalajara is already capable of fighting for the pole position on a par with the main rivals: Max Verstappen Y charles leclerc.

To explain the above, the Red Bull boss explained the moments of misfortune that have happened at the start of the seasonwhere in case of having gone well, he could be fighting for the top of the championship right now against Leclerc’s Ferrari.

“He was unlucky in Bahrain, he did an impressive job in the quality from Jeddah with bad luck in the race. We are delighted with its performance so far”, explained the English.

It should be remembered that Czech had to leave the Bahrain GP with one lap to go, after suffering a fuel pump problem that deprived him of third place; while in Saudi Arabia, after obtaining its first pole position, lost the lead on lap 15 due to an ill-timed safety car that gave all his rivals a pit stop.

Christian Horner spoke about Checo Pérez and excited his fans for the Drivers' Championship (Photo: REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
Christian Horner spoke about Checo Pérez and excited his fans for the Drivers’ Championship (Photo: REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)

The moment to return to the podium finally came in Melbourne, with a second place Czech after a tremendous careerwhere he also took advantage of the abandonment of Max Verstappen to climb to step number two of the dais.

Given this performance, where he starred in entertaining fights against the two Mercedes of Hamilton and Russell, Horner also praised him, confirming the good feelings of the team with the Mexican on board.

“Checo had an exceptional race. He was unlucky once again with the safety car but made an impressive pass on Lewis at the high-speed chicane. Then she had to go back to Fernando Alonso Y George Russell to get back to that podium position. So it was a great recovery from him,” she stated.

Checo Pérez got the first podium of 2022 at the Australian GP (Photo: REUTERS / Loren Elliott)
Checo Pérez got the first podium of 2022 at the Australian GP (Photo: REUTERS / Loren Elliott)

With these words, a large sector of Sergio’s followers were excited about the possible dispute over the Drivers’ World Cupsince it currently exceeds Max Verstappen in points and it depends on his ability to be able to place himself as the number 1 pilot of Red Bull this season.

The next race Czech Perez will be the April 24 within the Imola circuit, in Italy, a country where the sprint racing to define the starting position, so there will be a new challenge to meet for the man from Jalisco, who did not have the best results in these tests during 2021.

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