Horner hails Perez as ‘force to be reckoned with’ amid contract extension


Christian Horner has hailed Sergio Perez as being a “force to be reckoned with” following the news that the Mexican will remain with Red Bull until 2024.

It has been confirmed that Perez has signed a two-year contract extension, meaning that he will continue as Max Verstappen’s teammate beyond the current campaign.

The announcement comes after the driver’s third F1 career victory came at the Monaco Grand Prix, and Horner is full of praise for his role within the Milton Keynes-based squad.

Horner praises “magnificent team player” Perez

“Since joining Oracle Red Bull Racing, Checo has done a fantastic job,” Horner said.

“Time and again he has proved himself to not only be a magnificent team player but as his level of comfort has grown he has become a real force to be reckoned with at the sharp end of the grid.

“This year he has taken another step and the gap to World Champion Max has closed significantly, evidenced by his superb pole position in Jeddah earlier this year and
by his wonderful win in Monaco just last weekend.

“For us, holding onto his pace, race craft and experience was a no-brainer and we are delighted that Checo will continue to race for the team until 2024.

“In partnership with Max we believe we have a driver pairing that can bring us the biggest prizes in F1.”

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