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“The Cars Are The Same,” Sergio Perez Defends Red Bull Amid Claims Of Unequal Treatment

It is clear that Sergio Perez had his share of good luck with Red Bull this season. He won a couple of races this season like he did in the previous year. As a result, he raised hopes that this season would be different because of understanding of the car was much better. Despite that, Checo did not live up to his expectations. Moreover, he had a tough time on the grid since the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Mexican had a couple of eliminations in the Q3 session and was able to get only a few podium finishes. Witnessing that, some believe that the other Red Bull driver does not get to drive the same version of the RB19 car that his teammate gets to drive. Some also believe that RB19 is made according to the preferred style of Max Verstappen. After all, the Dutchman is dominating the grid-like no other driver has done before.


Did Red Bull Give Different Cars To Its Drivers?

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Helmut Marko Red Bull Drivers Source: PlanetF1

Max Verstappen won 15 races last season, but this year, he has already won 10 races. There are ten more to go, and he has a good chance to reach 20 Grand Prix wins in a season. Verstappen has been the first to win 15 races a season. But he can be the first to 20 wins if Red Bull keeps dominating like they have done the whole first half of the season. On the other hand, his teammate Sergio Perez is struggling to get to his third-race win. That’s the reason why fans believe the two Red Bull drivers do not have the same car. They believe the team sabotaged Checo’s car and did not give him equal opportunities.

But Sergio Perez has officially disagreed with that theory. Everything took a different trajectory from the Miami Grand Prix. Before that, the two drivers shared a couple of victories each. But in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Checo mentioned that the cars are not different. There are a lot of speculations, but the team has its own interest in taking the car up there every race. He revealed that it is not impossible for his team to touch his car. But Sergio Perez believes the team is working hard to give him the best opportunity to perform at his best. If the Milton Keynes team gave both drivers the same car, then the question arises about the driver’s abilities.

If Cars Are Same, Then Sergio Perez Has A Lot To Answer For His Performances

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2JA6W10 Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing RB18. 28.05.2022. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Qualifying Day. XPB/Press Association Images.

Clearly, the gap between the two Red Bull drivers has been increasing more than ever. Sergio Perez has been inconsistent this season. That’s why he let his teammate enjoy a healthy lead over him. But even then, the Red Bull drivers are still enjoying one-two place in the driver’s championship.

Max Verstappen has a mammoth 125 points lead over his teammate. Undoubtedly, he is the favorite to win his third consecutive title. The Dutchman is on his way to achieving unprecedented greatness. He will win his third title and break many records along the way. But his teammate, Sergio Perez, may have to wait longer for his maiden title.