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Red Bull announced on Tuesday that they have rewarded Sergio Perez with a new two-year contract until 2024, with the Mexican signing from Monaco last weekend. The new contract gave Max Verstappen’s team-mate double reason to celebrate after emerging from all the chaos caused by a pre-race deluge to win the iconic Grand Prix. “For us, maintaining his pace, his racing know-how and his experience was a matter of course and we are delighted that Checo will continue to race for the team until 2024,” said team boss Christian Horner. .
Perez, 32, moved within 15 points of world champion Verstappen in the Formula 1 drivers standings after overcoming all the chaos on Sunday, this fine victory after three second places.
He joined Red Bull last season, taking victory at another street circuit in Azerbaijan with four more podiums to finish fourth behind his Dutch colleague.
Perez said: “For me it has been an incredible week, winning the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any driver and then announcing that I will continue with the team until 2024 makes me extremely happy.”
Horner in his statement noted that the popular Perez had done a “fantastic” job and kicked into high gear in his second year with the team.
“Time and time again he has proven not only to be a magnificent team player, but as his comfort level has increased he has become a real force to be reckoned with at the end of the grid,” Horner remarked.
“This year he has taken another step and the gap to world champion Max has narrowed considerably, as evidenced by his superb pole position in Jeddah earlier this year and his magnificent victory in Monaco last weekend. .”
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