Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton by six points with six races remaining in the championship having won seven races, albeit one being the washed-out Belgian Grand Prix.
Perez joined the Dutchman at Red Bull last winter having been ousted from Racing Point [now Aston Martin] in favour of Sebastian Vettel, the Mexican tasked with providing back-up to Verstappen in the charge against Mercedes.
Whilst Perez has scored a win and two further podiums, his performances have consistently been far away from Verstappen's.
“Obviously, it’s not easy being Max’s team-mate because he is at one with the car. He is really delivering at a very high level," said Perez.
On Verstappen's strengths and weaknesses, Perez added: “I think Max has been the driver of the season to be honest, so far. I think he has done the least mistakes of anyone out there so he has put things together at a very high level.
“The season is still very long so we will see later on. So far I have been surprised in a very positive way of how he delivers without mistakes at such a high level.”
Pressed on Verstappen's weaknesses, Perez explained: “I will have to think about it but I don’t really think…there are not obvious ones yet.”
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"Pressed on Verstappen's weaknesses, Perez explained:
“I will have to think about it but I don’t really think…there are not obvious ones yet.”
Max's biggest weakness would have to be elbows out racing, knowing when to risk all.
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