Signed to Purple Bull by means of to the tip of 2024, Sergio Perez hopes to proceed racing in Formulation 1 past his present deal.
Perez joined Purple Bull final season, the Mexican driver handed a lifeline after it had seemed as if his Formulation 1 profession is likely to be over when Racing Level dropped him in favour of Sebastian Vettel.
Signed on a one-year contract, he turned the primary of Max Verstappen’s team-mates since Daniel Ricciardo to win a grand prix, P1 in Azerbaijan.
His performances earned him one other one-year contract with Perez making it clear early this season he wished extra.
He was handed that within the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix, signed on a two-year extension, and thanked the staff with victory on the streets of Monte Carlo.
He’s already angling for one more multi-year contract.
“I nonetheless have a contract till 2024 however I can’t think about I’ll finish my profession then,” he advised Sport Bild.
“I’m too younger for that and nonetheless having an excessive amount of enjoyable. Even when the game takes up loads of time. However that’s how it’s. Formulation 1 will likely be your life. And you may’t simply depart that behind.”
However, he added, when the time does come to name it quits it “gained’t be troublesome for me ultimately”.
Increasing on that, he stated: “The most effective moments of my life don’t have anything to do with racing. For instance, the beginning of my youngsters.
“However even the easy issues imply lots to me. If I can get a taco in Mexico for 20 pesos and spend time with my household, these are moments you don’t expertise in Formulation 1.”
Sergio Perez isn’t any Max Verstappen however he’s an incredible No 2
Perez has proven throughout his time with Purple Bull he’s completely satisfied to assist his team-mate, and may choose up the items when the Dutchman is out of the operating.
Already twice this season he has adhered to staff orders, in Spain and Azerbaijan.
In Spain, he baulked a little bit when advised to maneuver over and provides the race result in Verstappen, telling the staff it was “very unfair” and that they’d discuss it later.
He rapidly toed the occasion line, the driving force saying days later the staff “has a wider image” of what’s taking place within the grands prix and that ultimately the 1-2, in Verstappen’s favour, was a “nice staff consequence”.
In Baku, he didn’t complain – not a pip.
However whereas seemingly okay with the quantity two function – though he would let you know he’s not – Perez can also be a race winner and climbed to the highest step of the Monaco podium as he held off Carlos Sainz and Verstappen.
It was win for the driving force as he was below immense strain all through the ultimate stint, however held his nerve to shut the hole to his team-mate within the Drivers’ standings to fifteen factors.
Since then, his problem has light as Verstappen has discovered his groove, with or with out the assistance of Purple Bull’s upgrades, and raced to an 80-point lead over Charles Leclerc.
However not like final season when Verstappen’s P1s had been adopted by title rival Lewis Hamilton’s P2s, this yr Perez is taking factors off the Ferraris.
An excellent job for a quantity two, who might but be round after 2024 if he continues like this.