“He explained all his issues”– Sergio Perez is grateful for Alex Albon’s help when he joined Red Bull and now helping him to deliver results.
Sergio Perez had a slow start with Red Bull in his first year at the helm, but with two consecutive brilliant results, including a win, Red Bull is now delighted to be right by signing Perez.
The Mexican race driver credited Alex Albon for the eventual rise in Red Bull, even though the former replaced latter, speculating a profound tension, but Perez also brushed that possibility away.
“Alex is putting in so much work into the simulator with the engineers,” said Perez after his first victory for Red Bull in last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
“I remember when I came here, you wouldn’t expect for him to be so open with me. But he explained all the issues that he had, how the car works.”
“That was very nice, since day one, to have from him. I really appreciated that, and I appreciate the work that he’s putting in weekend after weekend with the team in the simulator.”
A big boost for Red Bull
Perez then credited the team’s hard work all over the last few months, which now is apparently showing results with Red Bull taking the lead over Mercedes in the points table.
“I feel very proud,” Perez said. “It’s a victory that really shows the amount of work that we’ve put in since basically the first of January. And it just shows that hard work always pays off.
“It’s a great boost for the whole team to know that we’ve got two cars that can fight, and we really want to win this championship,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Perez has climbed drastically in the drivers’ championship race to the P3 after his dramatic last win in Baku.