Perez Talks About His 'Main Priority' For 2024

F1
by Adam OndrikTuesday, 23 January 2024 at 19:00
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Sergio Perez identified his main priority moving forward from the unsuccessful 2023 season with his future in Red Bull up in the air.
Sergio Perez openly admitted the 2023 season wasn't his best. The Mexican driver struggled quite a lot, so there is considerable space for improvement going into 2024.
Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan asserted driving alongside Max Verstappen might be the most challenging job in F1. However, Red Bull doesn't expect Checo to beat the Dutchman.
According to Red Bull Racing's team principal, Christian Horner, the team would be interested in extending its collaboration with Perez; he only needs to show clear improvement.
In a recent interview, the 33-year-old driver identified his main priority ahead of the 2024 season. According to autohebdof1.com, he said:

"I want to be able to achieve regularity, to build momentum, declared the Mexican. I think what we missed this year [2023] is progression."

The weird aspect of Perez's season was the fact that he seemed to match Verstappen's pace in the first four races of the season but then fell behind significantly.

"We started the year very high, tied with Max, but we were not able to progress throughout the season. We have sometimes even regressed."

In 2024, the Red Bull driver wants to be more consistent, keep his momentum, and show more continuous improvement throughout the season. He added:

"So I think that will be my main priority: to be able to progress throughout the season, whatever my starting point. It is important that, weekend after weekend, we continue to evolve and improve."

Many fans didn't believe Perez would get another chance in 2024 after making too many mistakes throughout last year.
However, Red Bull stayed true to their contract with the 33-year-old. Could Perez keep his seat even beyond 2024 when drivers like Daniel Ricciardo are standing in the line, waiting to get a chance?