F1: Sergio Perez extends contract with Red Bull until 2026


Sergio Perez has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing until the 2026 Formula 1 season.

The 34-year-old Mexican’s future has been uncertain after an unconvincing 2023 season where he finished 290 points behind Verstappen.

Perez has however had a more promising start to 2024, helping Red Bull to a 1-2 in three of the opening four races, which has given reigning champion Max Verstappen an early lead in the drivers’ championship

His form has however taken a notable dip after tricky races in Miami, Imola and Monaco which has seen him slip from second to fifth in the championship. Red Bull however feel confident in his abilities.

“I am really happy to commit my future to this great team, it is a challenge like no other racing for Oracle Red Bull Racing, both on track and off track,” Perez said.

“I am delighted to be staying here to continue our journey together and contribute to this team’s great history for two more years. Being part of the team is an immense challenge, and one I love.

“We have a great challenge this year and I have full trust in the whole team that the future is bright here and I am excited to be part of it. I want to thank everyone for all the trust they are putting in me, it is a lot and I want to pay it back with excellent results on track, and off track.

“I think we have a lot of work to do, we have a lot more Championships to win together.”

Perez and the F1 paddock will head to Montreal this weekend for the Canadian Grand Prix, the ninth race on the calendar.

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