Sergio Perez narrowly missed out on victory at the Las Vegas Grand Prix but his drive to third was enough to ensure he’ll finish second in the Drivers’ Championship this year.
Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner expressed his praise for Sergio Perez’s performance, who secured second place in the Drivers’ Championship. Although Perez had to settle for third place at the Las Vegas Grand Prix after being overtaken by Charles Leclerc on the final lap, his result ensured that he will remain ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings. This achievement marked Red Bull’s first-ever one-two finish in the Drivers’ Championship, with Max Verstappen having already secured the title earlier. Horner commended Perez’s form and pace in the last few races, stating that he has been finding his form again. Perez’s recovery from starting 12th on the grid and having front wing damage was aided by two Safety Cars, allowing him to contend for victory. Despite Max Verstappen dropping back towards the end of the race to provide a tow, it wasn’t enough for Perez to maintain second place, but Horner still commended Perez’s performance, considering the circumstances.