Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Sergio Pérez’s job during the closing races of the championship is to support his teammate, Max Verstappen.

Why it matters: Discussions arose between yesterday and today regarding team orders inside the Red Bull team.


  • Winning at his home race would be an ideal scenario for Pérez. However, the priority for Red Bull is to maximize Verstappen’s chances in the title fight.
  • Horner said that the Mexican’s job is to support his teammate in order to maximize the points.

What he said:

  • “What you have to understand is, it’s a team sport. And it’s a team sport where we are fighting. It happens to be Checo’s home race, we are going to have to talk about all these scenarios before the race, so everybody knows what the plan is.”
  • “At this point in the championship, we can’t afford to give a single point away. If we have to maximize the points, we need to do that.”
  • “We will certainly discuss these things as we always do, Sergio knows that his job is for the team to support his teammate and it would be a wonderful problem to have.”

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