Sergio Perez to Drive for Oracle Red Bull Racing Until 2026

Sergio Perez to Drive for Oracle Red Bull Racing Until 2026

Oracle Red Bull Racing is thrilled to announce that Sergio “Checo” Perez has committed his future to the team with a two-year extension to his existing contract, ensuring he will race with them until the end of 2026.

Since joining the team at the end of 2020, Perez has experienced his most successful seasons in Formula One. He finished the 2023 season in second place in the Drivers’ Championship, marking the first time Oracle Red Bull Racing achieved a one-two finish in the Championship. Perez’s performances have been pivotal in securing the Constructors’ World Championships for the team in both 2022 and 2023.

The 34-year-old Mexican driver boasts five race wins, 29 podium finishes, and three pole positions with Oracle Red Bull Racing. Known as the “King of the Streets” and the “Mexican Minister of Defence,” Perez played a crucial role in Max Verstappen’s maiden World Championship in Abu Dhabi, 2021, and has become the most successful Mexican in F1 history.

Continuity and Stability
Christian Horner, CEO and Team Principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, emphasized the importance of stability within the team: “Now is an important time to confirm our line-up for 2025 and we are very pleased to continue working together with Checo. Continuity and stability are important for the Team and both Checo and Max are a successful and robust partnership, securing our first ever one-two finish for the Team in the Championship last year. Checo has had a strong start to 2024 with second places in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Japan and then his podium in China. The past few races have been tough, there is convergence on the grid, but we are confident in Checo and look forward to his return to proven form and performance, that we so often see. Last year was a unicorn season and we will need to work hard to retain our titles, but we are assured in our line up and with the Team as a whole, which is imperative in what is shaping up to be a close fought Championship this year.”

Commitment and Future Prospects
Checo expressed his enthusiasm and gratitude for the contract extension: “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. 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.”

With this new contract, Oracle Red Bull Racing aims to continue its dominance in Formula One, leveraging the proven partnership between Perez and Verstappen to secure more championships and further solidify their place in F1 history.

Source: Redbull Racing
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