BEYOND THE GRID: Sergio Perez on being stronger in 2024 and why it's so difficult to beat Max Verstappen


Sergio Perez secured a career-best P2 finish in the drivers' championship in 2023, but it wasn't as succesful as that result would suggest. On the latest episode of F1’s Beyond the Grid podcast, the Red Bull racer is here to discuss it all.

In one of the most dominant cars in Formula 1 history, Perez spent much of last season stuck in the shadow of his team mate Max Verstappen. The Dutchman would secure 19 race wins as he took his third consecutive world title in style.

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In the end Verstappen would finish with 290 more points than Perez, as the Mexican endured one of his most mentally challenging seasons. He would face serious questions about his future at Red Bull as a result.

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But with the new 2024 season about to get underway in Bahrain, Perez is in fighting spirits. Chatting to Tom Clarkson in the first episode of Beyond The Grid's new series Perez talks about where it all went wrong last year, why it’s so difficult to beat Verstappen and how he switched off during the off-season.

He also goes on to talk about what he’s changing in his approach for the new campaign, and much more.

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Plus, you can also hear how Checo Jr could be following in his dad’s footsteps - and which F1 driver he’d want to be stuck in a lift with!

To listen to this week’s episode of Beyond The Grid, simply hit go on the audio player above or click here to listen via your preferred podcasting platform.



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