Sergio Perez makes claim about beating Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez is looking to bounce back in Mexico by securing his first win on home soil after a tough season.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez is determined to achieve two major dreams in his Formula 1 career: winning the World Championship and clinching victory at his home race, the Mexican Grand Prix. 

However, Perez emphasises that when it comes to the latter, he wants to do it on his own merit, without seeking assistance from his teammate Max Verstappen.

While becoming a world champion remains Perez’s ultimate aspiration, winning the Mexican Grand Prix holds a special place in his heart. 

“Apart from becoming world champion, it’s my biggest dream: a win in Mexico means everything to me,” Perez said. 

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“It’s a war of attrition every year, that home race and the GP in Austin a week before. 

“There is a lot that comes at me around those races, but as soon as the visor closes my focus is on racing. 

“I’m going to do everything I can to win in Mexico.”

Perez’s determination to achieve this dream comes with one significant condition – he wants to win in Mexico entirely on his own merits, without relying on assistance from his teammate Verstappen. 

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Perez acknowledges that Verstappen is likely to enter the Mexican Grand Prix as a three-time world champion, making it even more crucial for him to secure the victory independently.

“[Then] that victory would mean nothing to me. 

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“I want to do it on my own,” asserts Perez, highlighting his unwavering commitment to securing the win at his home race.

Perez currently trails his teammate by 177 points, meaning Verstappen can claim the Drivers’ title in Qatar.

Red Bull have already taken the team’s title, sitting on 623 points, ahead of Mercedes on 305, Ferrari on 285 and Aston Martin on 221.