The love story between Checo Pérez and the street Baku

The Mexican had already achieved two third places on the urban track before achieving victory.

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All the drivers have a special circuit where they feel comfortable and know that they can do their best to achieve a good result. If they ask the Mexican Sergio Pérez, for example, that track is the Baku street map. At AzerbaiyánWhere on Sunday he got his second win in the F1.

It was not the first time that the Aztec stood out in the unique urban circuit. On 2016, when the European Grand Prix, finished third with Force India. Meanwhile in 2018 later, within the framework of the Azeri GP, returned to complete the Top 3 with his previous team.

Sergio Pérez
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Of course, nothing compares with the joy he achieved on the sixth date of the 2021 contest since this time he achieved a dream result that, in some way, repays the confidence that Red Bull deposited in him when hiring him as the Dutchman's partner Max Verstappen.

Precisely, this second victory in F.1 came after taking advantage of the bad luck of his teammate, who was to win. Unfortunately, the left rear tire break He left him wanting, although the "0" he took from Baku did not affect his privileged position in the tournament.

Is that english Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finished 15th after missing a podium opportunity for overdoing the braking of the first corner on the second start after the red flag raised by the Verstappen incident ...

Sergio Pérez
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"I'm sorry for Max, because he deserved the win and a double for the team would have been something to enjoy." analyzed Pérez, who was escorting his teammate after starting from sixth place.

“It's amazing to get my first win with Red Bull. The team did a tremendous job and I want to thank Mr. Mateschitz (founder of the team) for this great opportunity to give me a place "added the Aztec.

“The race was like a crazy roller coaster. We went full blast from the first lap even though I had Lewis behind pushing me so I couldn't breathe. It was a great challenge, but I stayed focused. ", assured Checo.

This victory also allowed Pérez to move to third place in the tournament, something that motivates him to continue on this path. "We have a great pace in the race and we have a very good car. We are working hard and doing our best every week. We are only in the sixth race and I hope to offer more things. The relationship with Max and the team are excellent and there is still a long way to go in this championship ”, culminated.


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