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Sergio Perez

Perez: Red Bull team orders could be 'complicated' in Mexico

Sergio Perez arrives at the Mexican Grand Prix off the back of a run of strong performances, but might be faced with a difficult scenario at his home race.

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Sergio Perez admits that it could be "complicated" if he is faced with a team orders call at the Mexican Grand Prix.

It looks like potentially being a strong home race for Perez, who has achieved podium finishes at the two previous Grands Prix in Turkey and the United States.

However, with teammate Max Verstappen fighting for the title, there is a possibility that the Mexican could have to give up a home win in order to help Verstappen, if he found himself in the lead of the race.

While Perez is convinced that he has the full support of the team, he admits a tricky situation could play out in Sunday's race.

"It's complicated," Perez is quoted by Autosport. "We should see what circumstances we have in the race.

"At the end of the day, we are drivers working as a team and the main focus is on the team.

"It's the big picture. We will have to look at the circumstances. And that's the beauty of racing, that decisions are made in the moment, in seconds, even though they are very complicated issues."

High hopes for a win

Despite this, Perez is feeling confident about what the team can achieve at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with the high altitude of the circuit thought to favour Red Bull above Mercedes.

"I think we are in a good rhythm to fight for the podium in the last races," Perez said.

"We are fighting for a lot in these last races, and every point will be important. I would be proud to be able to achieve one of my dreams since my childhood [and win].

"This is a real opportunity that depends on me and my team, whereas other years it depended on other factors. So there is a very real chance, and my motivation is 100 percent."

Perez isn't the only one in the Red Bull camp with optimism for the Mexico City Grand Prix. The team's advisor, Helmut Marko, has also said that the goal is for Verstappen and Perez to achieve a 1-2 finish.

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