Perez believes that this time, Verstappen will be more cooperative if a situation arises where swapping their positions can earn the Mexican valuable extra points.
"We haven't thought about it,” said Perez. “But I think if the situation arises, I'm sure I would have support from Max."
Verstappen: We have the fastest car
When queried about his willingness to support Perez this time around, Verstappen chose not to provide a definitive response. Instead, he expressed his hope that a situation requiring such support would not emerge again this year.
"At the end of the day, I think that it shouldn't always matter [depend] on me, to get the points,” Verstappen said.
“But I'm confident in Checo that he can stay ahead because I do think that on average, we have the faster car.
“And I think also last year, it wasn't really well spoken about before we got into the race weekend.
"But let's just hope that we don't get into that. That situation I think is better for everyone."
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