Red Bull Racing has signed Sergio Perez to a two-year contract extension through 2024.
The announcement comes just days after Pérez won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Carlos Sainz and teammate Max Verstappen, who finished third. Red Bull and Perez effectively stumbled into a partnership that has proved to be prosperous for both sides.
“For me, this has been an incredible week, winning the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any driver and then to follow that with announcing I will continue with the team until 2024 just makes me extremely happy.”
“I am so proud to be a member of this team and I feel completely at home here now. We are working very well together and my relationship with Max Verstappen, on and off the track, is definitely helping drive us forward even more. We have built tremendous momentum as a team and this season is showing that, I am excited to see where that can take us all in the future.”
The Mexican driver is enjoying another successful season alongside defending driver’s champion Max Verstappen, who received his own massive four-year contract extension in March. Perez has been in Formula One since 2011, signing with Red Bull ahead of the 2021 season.
Perez had his best career season after signing with Red Bull, earning 190 points that included one win with five total podiums on his way to a fourth-place finish. The 32-year-old also finished fourth in 2020 with the Racing Point team.
Sergio is off to an even better start in 2022, currently sitting in third place through seven races in the driver standings. He is only 15 points behind leader and teammate Max Verstappen.