Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Discloses Crucial Adjustment Needed for Upcoming 2024 Formula 1 Season

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Discloses Crucial Adjustment Needed for Upcoming 2024 Formula 1 Season

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Formula 1 wrapped up the 2023 season at the Yas Marina Circuit
  • Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finished second in the drivers' standings
  • The driver has identified an area he must improve on next season

The 2023 Formula 1 season concluded with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix under the lights of the Yas Marina Circuit.

The season, which has been characterised by the impeccable dominance of Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen, wrapped up with the Dutch driver clinching a record-extending 19th victory of the 2023 season.

Amid the dominance of the Milton-Keynes team, one thing that remained evident was the struggle of Sergio Perez throughout a large part of the mid-season.

Sergio Perez.
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez at the Red Bull Racing Team Photo prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. Image: Clive Rose.
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The 33-year-old driver, who started the season challenging Verstappen for the championship, saw his form plummet uncontrollably following his second-place finish at the Miami Grand Prix, as reported by GPblog.

Nevertheless, Perez staged a remarkable comeback towards the end of the season. Despite facing challenges, he showcased stellar driving skills at the Brazil Grand Prix and also secured a podium finish, even with his rear wing carrying excessive downforce at the Las Vegas GP.

After concluding the challenging 2023 season with a career-high second-place finish, the Mexican star has reflected on areas for improvement as he looks ahead to the 2024 campaign.

Perez on his 2024 improvement

The former BWT Racing Point driver, who took to the media following his post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit, touched on what he needs to improve for the new season.

Quoted by Red Bulletin, he stated:

"I think the Sunday form has been very, very strong this year. That’s the only reason we finished P2 in the championship. Definitely, Saturdays have been very difficult this season, and it’s something we’ve got to work on and make sure that we take a step there, and we improve for next year."

Perez's sentiments align with those of team principal, Christian Horner, who praised the Mexican's outstanding performance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

As fans anticipate improvements, the upcoming season will reveal how the former McLaren driver adapts to the challenges posed by the new RB20 car.

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Perez discloses his 2024 ambitions

Sports Brief also previously reported on Red Bull's Sergio Perez disclosing his 2024 ambitions for Formula 1 next season.

The 33-year-old aims to leave the setbacks of the previous season behind and set his focus on the upcoming race events.

During a media interaction in Abu Dhabi, the Mexican highlighted his desire to win a maiden world championship with Red Bull.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).