Perez has joined Red Bull on the back of securing fourth in the drivers' championship in his final season with Racing Point, collecting his first victory in the sport to boot.
Whilst conceding the win at the penultimate race in 2020 may have played a part in the decision to hire him, the Mexican suggested his racing record across his 10-year stay in the sport provided more of a basis for the Red Bull hierarchy to secure his services.
"I think definitely, [the win] gave a bit of an influence," he explained. "But I think, I have been in the sport 10 years and people, now, they know what I can do.
"It is obviously a new challenge, a new opportunity so it is a moment for me to prove it to myself that I can take the next step. Now, I seem to have the machinery in my hands so I have to make sure I make it work.
"I think [the win] certainly helped but more, the consistency I have shown through the years. Last year, I had a better package so I was able to show it more.
"It is hardly that only one race in Formula 1 changes your life. One race is very hard but it certainly helps."
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