Whether he will drive for Red Bull for only one season or whether this cooperation will be longer, Sergio Perez cannot know at the moment, but he believes that the season at Red Bull will open many doors for him in the future.
The Mexican driver was a member of the Force India / Racing Point team for seven years, but last year found himself on the verge of leaving Formula 1 when his former team decided to terminate his contract and replace him with Sebastian Vettel.
In the second part of the season, Sergio Perez persistently proved with his races and results how wrong the decision was and that he should have a place on the grid, and then Red Bull jumped in, dissatisfied with Alexander Albon's performances, and offered the Mexican a chance for 2021.
“I see it as an opportunity to strengthen my potential because I have a top car and a top team. It's an opportunity that will definitely open many doors, and we'll see what happens later. " “I have to do the same thing I’ve done in the past, give my maximum, make the most of every opportunity that is offered to me and enjoy it,” Checo said.
Since signing for Red Bull late last year, Sergio has had a lot of work and a lot to learn. From meeting the people he will work with, fitness training, working with engineers… A special story is the adaptation to the car, which he tried last week, and which he has already said is completely different from all the ones he drove.
“I think it is a car in terms of which I can understand that not every driver can adapt to it. How long will it take me to know how to adjust the car and how to get the last possible tenths out of it… ” “It comes with experience in the car, learning how to get the best out of it.
I hope it won't take me too long, "said the Mexican. He does not benefit from very short pre-season tests, so he will spend only a day and a half in the car before the first race of the new season, but many other drivers are in a similar situation after changing teams this winter. Perez will have the opportunity this season to prove that he is still one of the best