Checo Pérez responds to Russell’s criticism of Max Verstappen

"Nobody can come and beat him," Checo Pérez said of George Russell's questions about Max Verstappen.

Max Verstappen broke the record for most wins during a season at the Mexican Grand Prix, where he scored his fourteenth podium finish in the 2022 Formula 1 Season, a victory that sparked comments from other drivers about Sergio Perez’s performance.

The Guadalajara-born Perez responded to comments from George Russell, who assured that if Perez were more competitive, “Mad Max” would not win every race, and replied to the second Mercedes driver’s criticism.

“It’s a great challenge to be his teammate. It’s not an easy task. I don’t think anyone can come and beat him right away. He is very solid with the team,” said Mexican driver Checo Pèrez.

Czech Perez on Max Verstappen

Checo Pérez responde a las críticas de Russell sobre Max Verstappen 
Checo Pérez responds to Russell’s criticism of Max Verstappen

“I think I’m getting closer and closer as the year goes on, so I’ll give it another shot for next year and see what happens,” the Red Bull Racing driver commented to PlanetF1 about his teammate.

Red Bull has already won the Constructors’ World Championship, Max Verstappen has already won the Drivers’ World Championship, and is still looking to place Checo second in the World Championship to make the historic 1-2 for the Austrian team.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador congratulated F1 driver Sergio “Checo Pérez” for taking third place in the Mexican GP. “Congratulations, congratulations to Pachuca. Well, well deserved,” he said.

AMLO supports the Mexican National Team

Checo Pérez responde a las críticas de Russell sobre Max Verstappen 
Mexican team

At the same time, he sent his support to the Mexican National Team that will compete in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. In the morning conference, the president expressed his support to the Mexican soccer players.

“I am going to Mexico, I am with them (…) They have an advantage, all over the world the people of Mexico are very much loved. Mexicans are highly respected and I wish them well,” said the president.