The director of the Telmex team admitted that the Mexican won the favor of Red Bull’s advisers, but that some time ago the Austrian thought quite differently.
In the 2022 Formula 1 season. Sergio Pérez ended up consolidating in second place for Red Bull Racing, to the extent that he found himself in contention to finish as world runner-up behind Max Verstappen. Over time, the Mexican earned praise from the team’s top brass apparently there was not always full confidence in him.
Jimmy Morales, director of Escudería Telmex, admitted in the last few hours that Helmut Marko stopped trusting Checo because of his good results, but at first I did not bet on the arrival of the pilot in the Austrian team. According to his own words, Christian Horner bid for Guadalajara.
“The people from Red Bull are very clear about that and I can’t see anyone happier, the one who didn’t want to have him in at first was Dr. Marko (Helmut), and Christian (Horner) pushed a lot for Checo. Today, Dr. Markos is satisfied with his life with Checo. Imagine the internal work that she does, which is obviously very secretive and that it is very difficult to get to know her in the part of critics or in the part where there is no interference from the team”Morales told Marco Claro.
The gap with Max Verstappen
The director of Telmex also admitted this Sergio Pérez is still running from the back inside Red Bullbecause he fell into a team built for a superstar like Max Verstappen, even though he considered it Recently, the gap has narrowed..
“It is true that at home we are facing a super talent, an out-of-series, that we haven’t had in Formula 1 for decades, called Max, he was already there. When you come to work, where everything is already planned, to find who will bring you coffee, where you sit, what is your desk, we have reached that point and we have significantly reduced the gap we had and little by little we shorten it more and more”convicted.