Antonio Perez, father of Pink Bull driver Sergio, has said that every thing on the Milton Keynes-based squad is constructed round Max Verstappen.
Verstappen has loved the present marketing campaign and is en path to a 3rd World Championship – a feat he can obtain on the subsequent spherical from Qatar.
Perez began the season with two race wins within the opening 4 races however he has since struggled for type alongside Verstappen, who recorded a record-breaking 10 wins in a row between Miami and Italy.
The Dutchman has persistently outpaced Perez because the latter joined the crew in 2021, with Perez struggling to adapt to the calls for of the Pink Bull with a driving type that’s vastly completely different to Perez’s.
Perez Senior has asserted that it is because the automotive is targeted round Verstappen.
‘Any model could be completely satisfied to have Perez’
“Every thing is constructed round Max, he [Perez] has to respect that,” Perez senior informed Mexican Esto.
“The automotive is tuned for Max, who likes to have a whole lot of grip on the entrance of the automotive.
“Checo prefers grip on the again, however so he has to drive a automotive that’s tailored for Max.”
The 2 drivers are completely different in there driving kinds, with Verstappen preferring a sharp automotive ‘on the nostril’ that turns in sharply and may take care of a unfastened rear-end.
As for Perez, he wants extra grip coming from the rear of the automotive, however Pink Bull has rubbished claims that the automotive was designed round Verstappen’s wants – with Christian Horner agency that the quickest attainable automotive has been constructed – and it’s simply Verstappen who can deal with it higher.
Regardless of his difficult type this 12 months, Perez nonetheless sits second within the Drivers’ Championship, which might mark his career-best end.
He’s 33 factors forward of third-placed Lewis Hamilton with six rounds remaining within the marketing campaign as of the Japanese Grand Prix, and is about to stay with the crew for 2024.
Past that, Perez’s future with Pink Bull stays unsure, however his father is bound that any crew could be completely satisfied to have his son attributable to his marketability.
“Checo is second [in the standings] and that’s precisely the place he was employed for at Pink Bull,” he stated.
“There may be solely room for one World Champion.
“He has enormous followers all around the world and is the one driver from Latin America. Any model on this planet could be proud of him.”
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