Christian Horner sent a warning message to Sergio Perez!

"We've got loads of options and I think it is Checo's seat to lose."- Horner said.

by Sead Dedovic
Christian Horner sent a warning message to Sergio Perez!
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Sergio Perez's future is in question. The Mexican will be a part of Red Bull next season as well, but many wonder if Perez will be able to achieve his goals next season and secure a place in the team in 2025. Christian Horner was clear during the interview that everything will depend on the performance of the Mexican next season. Horner expects Perez to show his qualities in the best way. On the other hand, if he does not succeed in his intentions, Red Bull will look for someone else.

"I think the luxury position we're in, is that we're not in any rush. We've got loads of options and I think it is Checo's seat to lose.

He's the one that we're backing. He's our 2024 driver. And if he does a great job next year, there's no reason that we wouldn't extend him into 2025. But it'd be purely based on what he achieves over what will be a large part of the season."- Christian Horner said, as quoted by!

Christian Horner on Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Having Max Verstappen as a teammate can be a difficult thing. When you have such a quality teammate, it is very difficult to be equally or at least almost as good. The goal of Red Bull is to have two drivers who will not be so far from each other. Perez knows very well what he has to work on if he wants to make a breakthrough.

"I think that being Max's team-mate is tough, and I think that you've got to have a certain resolve and character to be prepared to go up against Max,” he said.

"But as the field converges, it is inevitable that you want your two cars as close together as you can achieve.

With Checo, his race pace and his racing, has been very strong on many occasions. It's his performance in qualifying that is probably the area that he needs to focus on over the winter.

But he's acutely aware that he's got to up his qualifying average, so that he's not having to come from so far back."

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