Perez said on Thursday that he has an equal chance to do well at Red Bull and that the team helps him. He also mentioned that before he arrived, they only had two cars to race with, which meant his predecessors (Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon) weren’t treated in the same way as him. This means Perez is now getting better support than them.
Horner has said that his team never pick one driver over the other. When asked about Perez’s comments by F1Flow.com, Horner said he was surprised to hear this. The team wants their two cars to have the best drivers possible and it’s great to see Checo doing great job now.
At the start of 2021, he drove a car that had previously gone through tough regulations due to COVID. Last year, he felt much more comfortable in his car and ended up winning 17 races.
The driver has been doing really great this season, but it’s early on and there’s still a long time to go. We always try to make sure both drivers are given the best equipment and support so that they can perform as best they can on the track. This goes all the way back to when we had Mark Webber and David Coulthard racing together, up till now with Max Verstappen and Checo Perez, or Daniel Ricciardo with either of them.
Sergio Perez, from Red Bull Racing RB19, said that the way he performs on the racetrack decides his ranking. Mr. Horner appreciated Perez for making a great start in 2023 and mentioned Singapore race as an example of his strong performance last year.
“Max Verstappen has done really well in the first two races of this season, and that’s made him very confident. We want two drivers who will be pushing and competing against each other.”
Christian Horner doesn’t think there could be any issues between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez if they become rivals for the championship.
He said that having two competitive drivers shouldn’t be a problem. Because at the end of the day, they both know that it’s all about their team first. Also, teams like theirs don’t have as much time in the wind tunnel which makes it harder to develop parts for later in the season.
It’s very important that we get lots of points and enter into the competition as soon as possible, because the other teams will be trying to catch up in the second half of the year.