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Red Bull chief Christian Horner and Sergio Perez (Image: Dan Mullan – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Sergio Perez joined Red Bull Racing in 2021, filling the crucial role of Max Verstappen’s teammate. However, the 2023 Formula One season has proven to be a challenging one. He has struggled to match the pace of Max Verstappen and has faced a series of disappointing results.

These difficulties have raised concerns about his ability to live up to Red Bull’s standards. Moreover, the criticism coming from within the team is apparently breaking the spirit of Checo. Amid this, rumors have it that Sergio Perez apparently made a request to Red Bull to regain his lost form. However, the team seemingly denied the proposal, which put Checo’s 2023 season revival in jeopardy.


Sergio Perez’s Request Of Pre-Barcelona Spec RB19 Rejected By Red Bull!

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The world of Formula 1 is not just about the drivers’ skills but also the teamwork and support they receive from their respective teams. In a surprising turn of events, Sergio Perez reportedly approached Red Bull Racing with a request for support and assistance to help him regain his form for the remainder of the 2023 season. Apparently, the upgrades introduced to the RB19 did not suit the Mexican driver’s driving style. Thus, he asked his team to provide him with pre-Barcelona spec RB19. However, the team could not fulfill his request as no team previously brought two different cars at the same time on the grid.

Since Barcelona, Sergio Perez’s struggle escalated and peaked during the recently held Japanese GP and Qatar GP. Earlier, rumors flew around the market that Red Bull has been designing its car in accordance with Max Verstappen’s driving style. It’s important to note that Verstappen’s aggressive style is unlike any other driver on the grid as he generates pace from the rear end. Even Checo’s dad supported the narrative of favoritism. He said that Perez will have to live with the fact Verstappen will always remain Red Bull’s number one driver. Having said that, the rejection of Perez’s request raises questions about the future of his relationship with the team. It may indicate that the team has lost confidence in him. And is unlikely to extend significant support if it interferes with their future aspirations.

Reddit Post Suggests Preparations In Full Swing For Sergio Perez’s Retirement!

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As Sergio Perez gears up for his home race in Mexico, a fresh rumor suggests that the Red Bull driver is likely to call it quits in front of his home crowd. A detailed post on Reddit written by a fan said that after contemplating multiple options, Checo and his team have to come to the conclusion that retirement remains the best option for him. He isn’t getting any younger, and his family is growing as well.

Moreover, the post detailed that apparently, even the Mexican government is aware of Sergio Perez’s decision. And the preparations for a farewell are going on in full swing. Having said that, the above-mentioned information is unverified. It originated from a fan post and, as of now, lacks authenticity. We await an official word from Red Bull as the Mexican Gran Prix inches closer.