Although this season has not been easy for the Mexican rider Sergio “Checo” Pérez, the pilot will look to do a great job on the Italian Grand Prix, where he will start in ninth place in the sprint classification, a situation that despite not being the ideal one added points within the red bull team.
This is how he made it known British Christian Horner, head of Red Bull, who revealed that the Mexican has prioritized teamwork as the native of Guadalajara, Jalisco sacrificed half a second to support his co-team, the controversial Dutchman, Max Verstappen, who in the end managed to stay with the third place.
“Max is in third position and Checo probably sacrificed half a second for it. It should have been higher than where it is, but we are quite happy with that result. We took the sanctions with Sergio last week and he is in good shape to come back”He commented on Sky Sports.
On the other hand, he did not hesitate to recognize that the tricolor steering wheel has played an important role for the team’s goals: “I have to say that Checo played a key role as a team driver today to give his teammate a slipstream and help Max get to that position, because I think we were vulnerable to the McLarens.”. This will be the second sprint classification of the season, after its first debut at Silverstone in the Formula 1.