Perez guarantees to ‘overdeliver’ in maiden F1 season with Crimson Bull
New Crimson Bull signing Sergio Perez has promised he’ll “overdeliver” in his first Method 1 season with the workforce in 2021.
Racing Level’s resolution to signal Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari to guide it into its new period as Aston Martin had left Perez and not using a drive for the 2021 season.
However an impressive 2020 marketing campaign, through which the Mexican claimed a shock maiden victory within the Sakhir Grand Prix on his approach to a career-best fourth place within the championship, prompted Crimson Bull to supply him a seat to grow to be Max Verstappen’s new teammate, changing the underperforming Alex Albon.
Having lastly earned his long-awaited probability to drive front-running equipment, Perez, who visited Crimson Bull’s Milton Keynes headquarters for the primary time final week to get accustomed to his new workforce and have a seat match within the RB16-B, is set to profit from the chance.
“I’m all the time pushing to the utmost and final 12 months I lastly had a automobile that I may present a bit extra and folks noticed what I’m able to, however now could be my massive alternative,” Perez mentioned in his first interview since becoming a member of Crimson Bull.
“I’ve to go onto the following step in all elements and I feel I’m prepared for it. The one factor I used to be missing was the chance. Now I’ve it, it’s as much as me to make it work.
“I’m going to verify I overdeliver. If we’ve a automobile that may win the championship, I’ll ensure we win it. And if not, and we solely have a automobile that’s adequate for third I’ll guarantee that we end second.
“I hope we’re going to have a extremely good season and it’s the one approach I can repay Mr Mateschitz, Dr Marko, Christian, Adrian and all of the workforce,” he added.
“No one earlier than has given me the possibility to be in a giant workforce. We’re going to listen to the Mexican nationwide anthem many instances subsequent 12 months I hope.”
After handing over one of the best season of his F1 profession so far, Perez, who turns 31 later this month, is assured his “dream” transfer has come on the excellent time.
“Of all of the groups in Method 1, I believed there was no probability for me to affix it as a result of I wasn’t a part of the junior programme, however when the chance got here I took it,” he defined.
“It’s a dream come true. Once I put my Crimson Bull shirt on or drink a can, I feel ‘wow, that is the model I drive for!’ It’s superb and laborious to think about.
“It’s a chance that I’ve labored so laborious for – for greater than 15 years. I feel it’s come on the proper time, I’m prepared for that and I’ll seize it with each arms.”