Sergio Perez has explained that he is not looking for an easy win at his home Grand Prix in Mexico this weekend by explaining that he doesn’t need any assistance for winning the Mexican Grand Prix despite taking a big hit for his own race to assist Max with his title win last year.
Formula One travels to Mexico for what will be the twentieth round of the 2022 season. Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, the local, is of course the favourite of the Mexican fans but he says he does not want to be favoured by his team even though his team-mate Max Verstappen is already assured of winning the drivers’ championship.
“I don’t need anything”
“I don’t need anything, I’ve achieved everything without being given anything for so many years,” Sergio Perez told ESPN.
“At the end of the day I don’t think about it, I think about my work, being perfect this weekend and going for that win.”
Max pay back for Abu Dhabi?
There are suggestions that Max Verstappen could somehow ‘pay back’ Perez for holding off Lewis Hamilton in the season finale in Abu Dhabi in 2021. But the Dutchman has already explained that he is not willing to sacrifice his race to hand over victory to his team-mate.
“I think at the end of the day it’s normal, we all want to win,” said Sergio Perez.
“I think in a different scenario, if it’s a different kind of help, I have no doubt he would do it as I have done for him in the past.”
Sergio Perez is still in the running for second place in the drivers’ championship, which could give Red Bull a one-two finish. The Mexican is currently third, two points behind Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
Max aiming to not help but take the win in Mexico
The 25-year-old world champion, whose triumph in Texas last Sunday secured the constructors’ world title for Red Bull 24 hours after the death of team founder and co-owner Dieter Mateschitz, is bidding for an unprecedented 14th win of the season.
He currently shares the mark of 13 successes in a year with two Germans, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.