Although the media tries to insinuate that Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen have a strained relationship, it seems that is not the case. Perez began the season impressively, suggesting he could contend for the title. However, Sergio couldn't maintain the same pace and he isn't in great shape.
The question remains whether Red Bull will place its trust in the Mexican driver and provide him with an opportunity to remain with the team next season. Sergio's father, Antonio Perez, is optimistic that Sergio will achieve great things in the future at Red Bull, alongside Max Verstappen.
“Checo will definitely drive with Max in the same team for another ten years,” -Antonio Perez said. “And in these ten years, Checo might win a world championship."
Antonio is happy that his son has the opportunity to work with Max Verstappen.
When you have a teammate like that, you have bigger challenges, but you also have something to learn from him. “I like that my son competes with the best driver in the world. And the best driver in the world right now is Max Verstappen.
This is the best relationship with a teammate that Checo has ever had in his Formula 1 career. And I like that."
Christian Horner on Max and Perez's rivalry
Christian Horner also recently confirmed that Perez and Verstappen have no rivalry.
Both are supportive of each other and primarily want to help the team. “Well first of all I really need to disappoint you. There’s no rivalry between the drivers. "- he said. "They’ve got on very well for three years and whilst I am sure the media would love to be at each other’s throats unfortunately for you guys they aren’t.
They work very well together - on track and off track, and we’ve seen that on many occasions. " Source: Crash.net