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He is one of the best in history of F1: Sergio Perez heaps praise on Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen

As Perez gets to see Verstappen from close quarters and how he goes about his business, the Mexican outlined the uniqueness of his teammate.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 22 June 2022 7:16 pm

Sergio Perez

Max Verstappen is on a winning spree in the 2022 F1 season. He has continued his form from last year and is leading the World Championship race by 46 points. His recent win came at the Canadian Grand Prix where the Red Bull driver edged out Ferrar’s Carlos Sainz despite being put under huge pressure.

These consistent performances from Verstappen have earned him a lot of praise from all corners. His Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez is also all praise for the 24-year-old and has reckoned that the Dutchman is one of the best drivers in the history of Formula 1. As Perez gets to see Verstappen from close quarters and how he goes about his business, the Mexican outlined the uniqueness of his teammate.

Max is very good and he is a very complete driver,” explained Perez. “He is without a doubt one of the best in the history of Formula 1, if not the best, for everything, for his education and because he has things that other Formula 1 drivers do not have.

“The special thing about Max is the ease of going to the limit, Max goes to the limit from the first lap, every change he makes to the car is important and it’s not that he changes his conditioning style, he always goes to the limit. The difference is always a corner, it is a level that demands a lot as a driver.”

We can’t have another zero: Perez

After a DNF at the Canadian GP, Sergio Perez wants to be consistent in all the races from here on. The 32-year-old said that Red Bull can’t have another zero as it may dent their pursuit of the title this year. “We can’t have another zero, we need to correct these problems and be perfect to get closer to the championship.

“The championship is young and it can change in one or two weekends, we have to keep working and it is a point that will define the year, these zeros are very important at this point,” said Sergio Perez. Notably, the Mexican is second in the title race with 129 points from nine races in the 2022 F1 season.

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