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Perez expecting Red Bull talks after "busy" triple-header

Perez expecting Red Bull talks after "busy" triple-header

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Perez expecting Red Bull talks after "busy" triple-header

Perez expecting Red Bull talks after "busy" triple-header
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Sergio Perez is expecting talks with Red Bull over a new contract to happen during some F1 "downtime" and hopes any decision will be made quickly.

Perez has impressed in his debut season with Red Bull after switching from Racing Point - now Aston Martin - over the winter, taking victory in Azerbaijan and following that result up with third in France last week.

Questioned as to when he would ask Red Bull about a new contract, the Mexican replied: "I think right now we are so busy with the races, three in a row.

"There will be some downtime where we can speak about it and hopefully it doesn't take too long."

While at Racing Point, Perez appeared to have been safe as a driver heading into the Aston Martin era but was eventually ousted in favour of Sebastian Vettel.

Recalling that, he added: "I don't have a good experience when you take that long.

"I see it as a natural thing when you are comfortable in the team, working with them and the team working with you, it is something that should happen very smoothly and we should just take it out of the season and focus on the right stuff."

Verstappen "would want to continue" with Perez as team-mate

As a duo, Max Verstappen and Perez have been able to take the fight to Mercedes this season, taking the constructors' championship lead due to their combined performances.

With Perez also fast enough to be a fly in the ointment of Mercedes' strategy team, as seen at Paul Ricard last week, Verstappen can see no reason for change.

"I mean everything is going really well," said Verstappen. "I knew Checo before but not as a team-mate so it is always a little bit different.

"I think so far it has been great and to be able to work together upfront to get the best results for the team is what you want.

"For sure, I would want that to continue. He is a great team-mate. We can have a lot of fun, we don't always talk about cars and set-up and stuff."

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