Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has given his verdict on Sergio Perez's title hopes following the Mexican's Saudi Arabia Grand Prix victory in Jeddah last Sunday.
Perez benefitted from team-mate Max Verstappen's qualifying woes, converting pole position into race victory with an impressive display in the desert.
That eye-catching performance ignited hopes of an internal title fight at Red Bull this season, and while some will downplay Checo's chances the memory of Nico Rosberg's 2016 championship will serve as hope for the Mexican.
Massa himself has first-hand experience of the consistency and excellence it takes to sustain a championship fight. The beloved Brazilian missed out on the title on that epic final lap of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix and he would never get another chance.
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