Sergio Perez reacts to Helmut Marko's 'bizarre' statement

"I know Helmut, I got an apology from him"- Perez said

by Sead Dedovic
Sergio Perez reacts to Helmut Marko's 'bizarre' statement
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Helmut Marko's comments about Sergio Perez from a few weeks ago caused a lot of reactions. Helmut Marko had a somewhat 'bizarre' statement when talking about Perez in a recent interview; "Let’s remember that he is South American, and so he is not as focused as Max Verstappen or Sebastian Vettel was.

But racing is his forte, and he had a very good race. Overtaking three drivers, in George Russell and the Ferraris, was not easy”. -Marko said.

Sergio Perez's reaction

Shortly after that, Marko apologized to Perez. Sergio Perez decided to react to Marko's statement.

It seems that the Mexican does not 'resent' Marko and thinks that the most important thing is an apology from Helmut at this moment. His biggest focus is on the next race and the desire to be as good as possible. "First of all, I know Helmut, I got an apology from him, a direct apology which to me was the most important one,” Perez said, as quoted by!

“I know him and I know that he doesn’t mean it that way as well. That to me is what matters. When you have a personal relationship with someone I think it’s a feeling that you’ve got to have and to me that’s the important one.

I think the most important [thing] is that we focus on this weekend and on the performance on track, and that obviously a personal apology to me is more important than anything else”. According to Perez, Marko and he solved the problem face-to-face, and there is no 'bad blood' between them.

“Yeah, absolutely. There’s no issues. It was important that I got the communication from Helmut straightaway. As I say, we have a personal relationship and that was more important than anything else that publicly you could have to make”.

Sergio has not been able to show his 'real' form lately, but no one doubts that we will soon see the real Perez!

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