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Sergio Perez, the Mexican driver has signed a two-year extension with the Red Bull Racing, confirming his stay in the side until 2026. The 34-year-old, who signed the existing deal in 2022, was set to leave the Milton Keynes team after the ongoing 2024 season of F1 calendar.

But the latest contract renewal has extended his stay until 2026, thus confirming their lineup for the 2025 season. This move comes just days after Alpine F1 team confirmed Esteban Ocon’s departure at the end of the 2024 season. 

The 34-year-old opened up after renewing his contract amid the busy driver market and extending his stay into a landmark fifth season and beyond. “I am really happy to commit my future to this great team. It is a challenge like no other racing for Oracle Red Bull Racing, both on track and off track. I am delighted to be staying here to continue our journey together and contribute to this team’s great history for two more years. Being part of the team is an immense challenge, and one I love,” Perez said in the statement released by F1. 

“We have a great challenge this year and I have full trust in the whole team that the future is bright here and I am excited to be part of it. I want to thank everyone for all the trust they are putting in me, it is a lot and I want to pay it back with excellent results on track, and off track. I think we have a lot of work to do, we have a lot more championships to win together,” he further added.


We are pleased to continue working with Checo: Christian Horner

Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner also opened up after this shocking move of reinstating faith in Sergio Perez. “Now is an important time to confirm our line-up for 2025 and we are very pleased to continue working together with Checo. Continuity and stability are important for the team and both Checo and Max are successful and robust partnership, securing our first ever one-two finish for the team in the championship last year.”

The Mexican during his stay with Red Bull since 2021 has registered five Grand Prix victories along with finishing at pole three times in the latter two years - 2022 and 2023. Furthermore, he finished a career-best second behind his teammate Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship in 2023.