The stress has been rising on Sergio Perez as he continues to underperform in comparison with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen massively. The Mexican confronted essentially the most quantity of stress a number of races in the past when he did not qualify for Q3 for 5 consecutive Grand Prix weekends regardless of having essentially the most aggressive automobile on the present grid. As the 33-year-old’s struggles proceed, F1 knowledgeable Johnny Herbert believes it’s Verstappen who advantages essentially the most. In a latest interview with OLBG, Herbert pointed out how Verstappen feels “blissful” in making Perez really feel “uncomfortable“.
While Perez continues to make headlines for all of the unsuitable causes, plainly the identical doesn’t hassle him. In a latest interview with crash.internet, the Guadalajara-born driver stated, “Couldn’t care much less. I’ve been in Formula 1 for 13 years and I’ve seen all of it“.
However, he did admit through the interview that he has some issues along with his driving model that has resulted in him falling behind Verstappen. The staggering 125-point lead that Verstappen at the moment has over Perez is strictly the rationale why Herbert believes that the Mexican ought to really feel “nervous” and “uncomfortable“.
Herbert supplies a damning evaluation of Perez’s state of affairs at Red Bull
In a latest interview with OLBG (as quoted by gpblog.com), Johnny Herbert said, “It’s alarming for Perez. You don’t wish to be that far-off out of your teammate for positive. If I used to be Perez, I’d be nervous and really uncomfortable. Verstappen could be very pleased with the state of affairs as a result of he’s not beneath stress or being challenged in any means“.
After stating the identical, the 59-year-old defined how Perez’s present state of affairs will put his future at Red Bull in danger. Herbert believes that when Red Bull’s rivals will grow to be extra aggressive, the crew will need somebody who can ship outcomes extra constantly than what the Mexican has achieved to date.
While Herbert has raised severe issues about Perez’s present state of affairs, Red Bull crew principal Christian Horner doesn’t appear too involved. The British crew principal has defined how the crew is behind the 33-year-old in order to assist him rediscover his type.
Christian Horner believes Sergio Perez wants “an arm round his shoulder“
Christian Horner believes that Red Bull must help Sergio Perez all of the extra if the previous Racing Point driver is to rediscover his type. In a latest interplay with the media (as quoted by racingnews365.com), the 49-year-old stated that Perez wants “an arm round his shoulder” for the time being.
Red Bull has made it clear that they haven’t any plans of changing Perez till the top of the 2024 season when the Mexican’s contract involves an finish. Following that yr, the crew will consider their choices earlier than deciding which driver will get the second seat on the time for the 2025 season.