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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
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How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in

OPINION: Sergio Perez’s Singapore triumph arrested a big decline in his Formula 1 performances against Max Verstappen at Red Bull since his Monaco win. He now needs to maintain his form to the season’s end, while others are also seeking a change in fortunes.

"This win is really special for me because I've had a bit of a rough patch in the last few races. And I mean, obviously, the media in Formula 1 makes it extremely... a lot bigger. Maybe because I'm just Mexican and if I'm not two races in a row on the podium, then I'm having a worst season ever and Red Bull should drop me, and all that sort of stuff that you get to see."

Let’s examine this claim from Singapore Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez. It was made in the post-race press conference he left early to complete his TV requirements – the media pecking order having been inverted due to Perez’s lengthy post-podium visit to the stewards’ office.

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