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Perez keen for long-term Red Bull deal

Perez keen for long-term Red Bull deal

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Perez keen for long-term Red Bull deal

Perez keen for long-term Red Bull deal
Ian Parkes & Will Gray

Sergio Perez has revealed he is hoping to secure a long-term future with Red Bull just three races after joining the team.

Perez was set to drop out of F1 last year after losing his drive with Racing Point, now Aston Martin, to former Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel but victory in the penultimate race helped convince Red Bull to sign the Mexican.

The 31-year-old, who penned a one-year deal as a replacement for Alex Albon, has made clear he would already like to extend that contract.

Asked if he was eager to secure a long-term deal with the team he said: “I think we wait and see how the next races turn out to be, whether we stick together for the future, but hopefully, yes.”

Perez has enjoyed a solid if unspectacular start to life with the team, qualifying and finishing fourth at the last race in Portugal.

Insisting he feels a good fit with Red Bull, Perez added: “I think my adaptation to the team has been good. The most important for me is that I enjoy my work at the team.

"I like the Red Bull culture and the philosophy they have, its very different to what I was used to, so I am enjoying that side, and that is to me one of the key areas.

“Although the result wasn't fantastic in Portugal, the race pace was a good step forward.

"But more than that the understanding, you can analyse that race, compare to the leaders and learn from what they’re doing, how I can improve my race pace.

"That’s something that definitely has been a good step in the right direction.”

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