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“It would have been brutal to put ‘Czech’ in boxing and take him off the podium”

"It would have been brutal to put 'Checo' in the area and get him off the podium." Red Bull did not ask Sergio Perez to try for the f


“It would have been brutal to put ‘Checo’ in the area and get him off the podium.” Red Bull did not ask Sergio Perez to try for the fastest lap point in Texas, as that would put Charles Leclerc on the podium.

Red Bull had a brilliant performance at the United States GP, with Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez winning a well-deserved podium. Pérez topped the timesheets for two FP sessions and had the misfortune of missing pole position.

He was losing championship contenders Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton by a considerable margin during the final stages, with Charles Leclerc closing in on him.

With Hamilton holding the fastest lap bonus point at the time, Red Bull had two options: ask Perez to put on the soft tires and get Hamilton out of that point, or keep it and make sure he made it to the podium and three. extra points for Red. Toro.

Red Bull chose the latter, and rightly so, helping them get closer to Mercedes in the constructors’ battle. As for Pérez, boss Christian Horner believes it would have been unfair to remove him from the podium, given his excellent form.

It would have been brutal to put ‘Czech’ in the box and take him off the podium.

“Leclerc was obviously very close. In the collective position of the team, it was better for the Czech to score points, so that’s what we did.

“The way he [Perez] got the degree, you can see that his confidence is growing. It is the second consecutive race in which he has been on the podium.

“Your home run is coming up. It is finding its shape, which is crucial for us at this time of year. “

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