Mexican driver, Sergio Perez had a commendable recovery drive at the British GP. Despite a P15 start, the Red Bull driver managed to overtake his way up for a P6 finish, gaining valuable points for the team and himself.
Delivering a consistent qualifying performance in the extremely competitive RB19 has been a challenge for Perez this season, and the British GP was no exception. After Valtteri Bottas’ disqualification, Perez was promoted to P15 on the starting grid. Sergio’s inconsistency has previously been pointed out by the Red Bull team, including teammate Max Verstappen, who recently gave the Mexican driver his opinions on the matter.
Max Verstappen claims to win the constructors’ title without Sergio Perez
Max Verstappen has had a rocket start to his 2023 season, the 2-time world champion has gained a significant lead in the Drivers’ standings holding a 99-point lead. Further adding to the champion’s achievements, the driver would be leading the Constructors standings by 52 points if he were to form his own team. It is noteworthy that the 25-year-has achieved all this just 10 races into the 2023 season.
Max Verstappen is leading the Drivers Championship by 99 points and would be leading the Constructors Championship by 52 points if he was his own team. We are only 10 races in 😳 pic.twitter.com/ZK4Kp1dhca
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) July 9, 2023
In an interview, when asked whether Red Bull is still in the fight for the championship after amassing a 51-point lead over Mercedes. Max Verstappen stated, “Of course, we are fighting for the team championship. Although I can do that on my own too.”
Max Verstappen on Pérez:
“Of course we are fighting for the team championship. Although I can do that on my own too.”
For context: Verstappen currently has 229 points, Mercedes has 178 points.
— Fastest Pitstop (@FastestPitStop) July 8, 2023
Max Verstappen emphasized to his teammate, Sergio Perez, that despite his inconsistent performance, the reigning champion is determined to fight for the Constructor’s title.
Sergio Perez is being mocked by F1 fans after Max Verstappen’s scathing statement
In reaction to the statement, F1 fans took to Twitter to share their opinions. A fan shared a meme comparing Max’s statement to the December 20, 2005, NBA game between the LA Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. During the match, NBA legend, Kobe Bryant and teammate Kwame Brown scored a total of 63 points. Bryant scored 62, and Brown 1 out of the 63 points
Max really said pic.twitter.com/7XkE5IJJ3n
— Jack (@jack_kin7) July 8, 2023
Another fan shared a video in which 2 different YouTubers are playing the F1 23 video game. However, the first YouTuber is casually overtaking other cars while singing, titled Max’s POV (Point of View), and the second YouTuber seems to struggle and sweat, titled Perez’s POV.
While some others supported Max’s statement, praising the young champion’s accomplishment of solely leading the Constructors title for his team.
Where is the lie in this.? Man single handedly leading the constructors championship on his own.
— Zack (@ZackHaan1) July 8, 2023
What do you think about Sergio’s inconsistent performance in the 2023 season? Do you think Verstappen is capable of winning the team title without a teammate? Share your views in the comments below.