‘You are naked?’ Verstappen’s cheeky question for Perez

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are set to take Red Bull to their fifth constructors' title this year.

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez teamed up with Red Bull’s name partner, Oracle, for a fun experience on a Sail GP boat.

Sailing is all the rage in Formula 1 right now, with Kevin Magnussen, a keen sailor himself, having a go in a sailboat in Denmark during the summer break.

The Red Bull drivers headed to Saint Tropez in France for an experience with Jimmy Spithill, who captains the US GP team.

The Australian, who resides in San Diego, won the Americas Cup in 2010 and 2013, and became the 2014 Sailor of the year.

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Spithill is also a double world champion, having claimed gold in 2005 and 2010 in Sydney.

Perez and Verstappen tried out some unique gym equipment ahead of their sailing practice, before kitting themselves out in wetsuits.

As the Mexican emerged from the changing room, Verstappen observed that his team-mate did not have a Red Bull shirt underneath.

“You are naked?” asked the reigning champion to an eruption of laughter.

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Spithill took the drivers out on one his boats and showed them the ropes as the pair learned what is undoubtedly a tremendously difficult sport.

Verstappen and Perez have won 11 races between them in the opening 15 rounds of the 2022 season, matching their tally in the 22 races of last year.

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The Dutchman has claimed 10 of them, nine of which have arrived in the last 12 rounds, with Perez, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz claiming one a piece since the third round in Melbourne.

Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Standings from Leclerc and Perez by 109 points as a result, and he could claim the title as early as the Japanese Grand Prix, two rounds after this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

Red Bull, meanwhile, hold a healthy 135-point advantage over Ferrari in the Constructors’ Standings.