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Mexico GP: Max Verstappen Won’t ‘Gift’ Home Race Win to Teammate Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez does not expect freebies from his teammate ahead of home race

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

MEXICO: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has already won the Drivers’ championship and led Red Bull to its fifth Constructors’ championship.

Ahead of his teammate’s home race at the Mexico GP, there is not much that the Red Bull driver has to achieve toward the end of the season.

However, Max Verstappen’s intensity will not be affected as team-mate Sergio Perez eyes his maiden victory on home soil. Max Verstappen, during his media duties ahead of the culturally glamorous Mexico GP, has confirmed that he will not be gifting Sergio Perez a win in his home Grand Prix. He felt that the Mexican driver was good enough to win races on his own.

He said that the team would be happy if they finished first and second in the drivers’ championship and that it was not about “giving presents.” He added that winning a race on merit rather than being gifted was more rewarding.

He was confident in Sergio Perez’s performing well in front of his home crowd. Sergio Perez said that he does not want any gifts from his illustrious teammates.

The Autódromo Hermanos Rodrguez has historically been Red Bull’s strongest track in recent years. Red Bull has won three out of the last four Mexican GPs.

The autodrome is 2200m above sea level and is the highest Formula 1 track in terms of altitude. Max Verstappen won last year’s race, while Sergio Perez came third, behind Lewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen is on par with Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel in terms of the most victories in one season. He will be itching to win one more race and move past the German duo.

Red Bull will be aiming for a one-two in the drivers’ standings, an achievement that the Milton Keynes-based team hasn’t yet achieved.

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