Sergio Perez signs a new contract with Red Bull until 2024 just two days after winning the Monaco Grand Prix despite tensions running high with Max Verstappen’s dad claiming the team is ‘favouring’ the Mexican driver

Sergio Perez has signed a two-year contract extension with Red Bull days after his dramatic win at the Monaco Grand Prix. Perez joined Red Bull in 2020 and has grown into a talented figure on the team, finding himself third in the Drivers Championship. Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, paid tribute to Perez’s development since his arrival at the team two years ago. Meanwhile, the awarding of the new deal to Perez comes amid comments from Max Verstappen’s father, Jos, that Red Bull were ‘favouring’ Perez at the Monaco Grand Prix. Verstappen went on to complain that Max, the reigning world champion and current drivers, was not helped by the ‘racing strategy’ that he said favoured Verstappen Jr’s. complaints about Red Bull’s racing strategy, Perez highlighted his strong relationship with the his Dutch team-mate as a reason for remaining with the team. Verstappen current leads the Drivers Championship by nine points from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and a further 15 points ahead of Perez.

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