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Sergio Perez

Perez determined to help Verstappen in F1 title bid

Sergio Perez has set his sights on forming a Red Bull 1-2 in the United States Grand Prix, to support title-contending teammate Max Verstappen.

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Sergio Perez had said that he will do all he can to overhaul Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes and bring home a Red Bull 1-2 finish with teammate Max Verstappen in the United States Grand Prix.

F1 title contenders Verstappen and Hamilton, who are separated by just six points in the championship standings, will share the front row of the grid at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday afternoon.

Verstappen's bid has been boosted by an improved level of performance from Perez this weekend, the Mexican topping two out of three practice sessions and challenging for pole position before rain scuppered his efforts.

Having settled for third on the grid, Perez reckons there will be "plenty of opportunities" in the race, with a Red Bull 1-2 his clear target.

"I think it's gonna be a pretty long race, so I'm not too concerned about qualifying," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"[My goal is] to maximise every single opportunity. Hopefully we can bring a 1-2 for the team."

Perez added that he has taken a lot of confidence from his performance at COTA so far.

"Definitely, not just from today, [but also] starting the weekend," he commented.

"It shows just how hard we're working behind the scenes to try to get on top of the car, together with my engineers.

"We haven't had the year that we were hoping [for], the adaptation has been longer than expected, but we've been working flat out and we can see the progress.

"I can just expect to keep getting better."

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