Sergio Perez assures that he is not envious of the success of Max Verstappen during this year and a half in which they have shared a team. The Mexican acknowledges that he has been jealous of the driver who has been on the other side of his garage in the past, but this is not the case with the current world champion, with whom his relationship is really good.
Perez maintains that over the years in Formula 1, he has learned to give credit to his teammate when he wins or when he does a better job than him and that is the key to his relationship with Max Verstappen. Among them, there is no jealousy when one wins, but they are very proud of each other, something that does not happen in all the teams of the Great Circus. “i think sometimes I´ve been a bit envious of a teammate. We all want to win, but when the driver next to you has won and your have to be proud of their work and it´s not something that many people are capable of doing, “Perez acknowledged in a interview with LadBibleTV.
“Between us at Red Bull, when I win a race or when Max wins, we always feel very proud of each other. It´s a good thing in our relationship as teammate”, he insisted.
For his part, Verstappen believes his relationship with Perez at Red Bull is the best he has had with a teammate to date. The one from the Netherlands is very happy with the Mexican and that good atmosphere helps a lot in the way one deals with the other. In addition, remember that he also got along very well with Daniel Ricciardo, but back then he was not as mature as he is now.
“I started in Formula 1 very young and I think I also had a good relationship with Daniel, but at that time I was not yet 20 years old, so now I am a completely different person. There before, I would say that my relationship with Sergio is the best that I had, is due to the fact that i have matured a lot. This helps a lot to the way in which we address each other” Verstappen commented to finish.