Sergio Perez only needed 7 points to overtake Max Vertappen in the World Championship standings. Max Verstappen was in P9 during the Qualis. Everything was going according to plan. The Dutchman showed why he’s won two World Championships by squeezing past his competitors and grabbing the pole position in the Main Race within only 57 laps. Perez finished the US weekend 14 points behind Max. Even so, the situation seemed to be salvageable when the F1 circus arrived in Monaco and Checo perez was preparing for a victory in the principality.
A terrible crash in Qualifying prevented that from happening and he was placed last for the Main Race. The Mexican was left with no points from the Monaco GP, while Max Vertappen received 25 points for winning the race. The gap between the two title contenders has now widened to a staggering 39 points. Sergio Perez has admitted that he can’t afford to have another Monaco-like disaster. Sergio Perez’s World Championship seems to be slipping away from him.
Christian Horner replied, “It’s been a terrible weekend for Checo.” When asked whether his Mexican recruit will be able get the F1 Championship in 2023 after the Monaco incident, Horner said: It was one of those weekends when nothing went his way. It was just one of those weekends where nothing went his way.
Christian Horner is unable to answer the question of whether Red Bull will be able to win all races in 2023.
The Red Bull team of Max Verstappen & Sergio Perez has won six Grands Prix in 2023. Milton-Keynes’ team has now established itself as the most formidable force in the season. Christian Horner is unsure if Red Bull can continue its streak of victories. He said: “I don’t think it is too early to make predictions.” There are still 14 races left and many things can go wrong. “We’re six races in to this championship.”
Red Bull’s competitors are currently trying to copy their model to upgrade their racecars. Ferrari will debut new sidepods in the Red Bull style at the Spanish GP. Mercedes’ James Allison admitted that their team was trying to figure out the intricate details of the Red Bull RB-19 floor from photos taken when Sergio Perez’s car had been lifted by a crane following his crash in Monaco. It is therefore a concern for Red Bull, as they may be soon challenged by lookalikes of their RB-19 in no time.