Sergio Perez advised Marko he desires to retire ‘identical time as you’

Negotiating with Helmut Marko for a brand new Pink Bull, Sergio Perez advised the workforce’s motorsport advisor that he wished a long-term deal, one that will see him retire concurrently the 79-year-old.

He received a two-year extension.

Along with his profession seemingly after he was dropped by Racing Level on the finish of the 2020 season, Perez was handed a lifeline by Pink Bull who signed him for 2021.

It was a one-year deal, the primary time since Mark Webber that the Milton Keynes squad positioned a driver from outdoors their very own academy with the senior workforce.

It was an impressed choice, Perez enjoying his half, though only a small one, in Max Verstappen’s title success.

That earned him one other deal for this 12 months’s championship with a spate of podiums within the opening races seeing him confirmed for one more two years.

He stated thanks with a victory on the Monaco Grand Prix however admits he had wished greater than two seasons.

Chatting with Channel 4, he stated: “It’s good to get that out of the way in which, as a result of at all times negotiating a contract throughout a season it undoubtedly takes vitality out of you.

“I even wished a long run contract, I advised Helmut [Marko] ‘I need to retire concurrently you’.”

Perez signed the deal after the Spanish Grand Prix, a race through which he referred to as Pink Bull’s workforce orders “unfair” as they advised him to maneuver over for Verstappen.

Requested if he spoke with the workforce about being allowed to race Verstappen earlier than he put pen to paper, the 32-year-old stated: “To be sincere that was by no means even within the dialog.

“To me it’s very clear and to the workforce, I’m right here as a result of I need to win and it’s at all times exhausting to get a contract out of Helmut and Christian, in order that’s why this stuff take a bit longer.”

Perez and Verstappen’s relationship has up to now proven no indicators of battle even when the Mexican driver received out of his RB18 after Spain and advised the workforce they wanted to have a chat.

It has pundits saying that though Pink Bull may very well be on target for an inter-team battle for the World title, they needn’t fear a few 2016 Mercedes scenario.

“We get on rather well,” Perez stated. “we push one another which is nice for the workforce, however finally we respect the workforce and we’re right here for our workforce.”

Perez is P2 behind Verstappen within the Drivers’ Championship, trailing his team-mate by 21 factors.



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