Sergio “Checo” Pérez had a date in the history of the Mexico City Grand Prix, when he tried to win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; However, in front of him he will have Max Verstappen as the big favorite to win the race.
In a press conference, before the start of the Mexican GP, Alex Albon and Pierrey Gasly, former Red Bull drivers, spoke a little, from their experience, about what it means to be a teammate of Max Verstappen and mental fatigue. that can be explained..
“It’s very difficult. He is one of the best drivers of our generation. It’s not easy for me, it’s not easy for Pierre (Gasly), but it makes us stronger. There is not much to say,” said Alex Albon.
The Frenchman is one of the latest drivers to team up with the world champion at Red Bull; However, like Alex Albon, his time was not the best in the Austrian team.
After being asked how Checo Pérez is dealing with the pressure of being Max Verstappen’s teammate, the Alpine driver did not hesitate to “shower flowers” to the Mexican.
“It’s not easyto be in front of the best driver at the moment, together with the best team. Checo has done very well this season. We wish him the best and we hope he can bring out the best in himself, ” said Pierre Gasly in a press conference.
The two drivers in a press conference with Esteban Ocon and Yuki Tsunoda, the first partner of Checo in Force India, and the second now part of Alpha Tauri, the “sister” team of Red Bull.
This Thursday is the day where the drivers face the media, so that the Practices start this Friday, before the Saturday classification and the Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Mexican is currently in second place and his challenge is to finish the season as runner-up, something he did not achieve last year, when that honor was taken by Charles Leclerc. Checo has 240 points compared to 201 for Lewis Hamilton, his main threat to second place.
However, that distance has been shortened significantly in the last few races, where the man from Guadalajara has looked poor, while the Briton has taken advantage of Mercedes Benz’s improvements.
After the Mexican Grand Prix, Formula 1 heads to Brazil next week, and then ends the season with the Las Vegas Grand Prix and finally the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.