It was Sergio Pérez and not world champion Max Verstappen who was able to beat Ferrari at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco. F1 expert Ralf Schumacher therefore currently sees a three-way fight at the top.
After a strong race weekend in the Principality, Sergio Pérez has made an impressive statement in the fight for the Formula 1 world championship title. With 110 points, he is close on the heels of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc (116). Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen is in first place with 125 points.
“So there is even a three-way fight for the world championship title,” writes Ralf Schumacher in his “Sky” column, although he remains sceptical “that Sergio will ultimately show the consistency that a Max Verstappen has”.
In Monaco, however, the Mexican was the better Red Bull driver on all days, according to the ex-driver. Therefore, the Dutchman could even learn from Pérez: “Max should take this as an opportunity to learn a few things from his team-mate. Max has a very aggressive driving style. He got along very well with the heavier cars in the past. The new concept of the cars, on the other hand, suits Sergio more.”
Pérez’s strength in conserving tyres helps him to “get more out of the car”.
“That’s why Max should try to adapt Sergio’s driving style in certain sections of the track and go into one or two corners a bit slower.”