Recent off the Mexican driver’s victory on the Monaco Grand Prix, Purple Bull Racing on Tuesday introduced a two-year contract extension for Sergio Perez.
The deal means Perez will proceed to accomplice reigning Components One champion Max Verstappen via 2024. Verstappen is contracted to Purple Bull via 2028.
“I’m so proud to be a member of this crew and I really feel fully at house right here now,” Perez mentioned in a press release. “My relationship with Max, on and off the observe, is unquestionably serving to drive us ahead much more.”
Purple Bull Racing’s Sergio Perez on the 2021 Components One Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Perez at present sits third within the F1 driver’s championship standings with 110 factors after seven races. Along with the Monaco win, he is achieved three podium finishes and a pole place on the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.
Perez joined Purple Bull for the 2021 F1 season, initially on a single-season contract, after he was changed at Racing Level by Sebastian Vettel, forward of that crew’s rebranding as Aston Martin. He took his maiden F1 win simply earlier than signing with Purple Bull on the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
His debut season with Purple Bull included a second victory on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and 4 different podium finishes. He completed fourth within the 2021 driver’s championship with 190 factors.
2022 Purple Bull Racing RB18 Components One race automotive
Previous to becoming a member of Purple Bull, Perez developed a popularity as a constant performer who might benefit from lower-level vehicles. He joined F1 in 2011 with Sauber, managing 10 podium finishes and the one victory on the Sakhir Grand Prix earlier than becoming a member of Purple Bull.
The energy-drink-backed crew has had a powerful 2022 season thus far. It is at present main the constructor’s standings, whereas Verstappen is main the motive force’s championship. Purple Bull is now manufacturing its personal energy items as an alternative of sourcing them from earlier accomplice Honda. The design is similar because the 2021 energy unit, and is licensed to Purple Bull from Honda.