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Perez shares the biggest lesson he has learned at Red Bull so far

In an exclusive interview with RacingNews365.com, Sergio Perez explains the learning process he has been a part of at Red Bull, as well as reflecting on the impact of his recent contract extension.

Sergio Perez feels that the biggest lesson he has learned during his time at Red Bull has involved the team's desire to push to the limit. The Mexican joined the Milton Keynes-based squad at the start of the 2021 season, and since then has gone on to score two race wins, as well as supporting Max Verstappen in his 2021 title charge. As things stand in 2022, Perez sits third in the World Championship standings with 173 points – five points away from second-placed Charles Leclerc – while Verstappen has an 80-point lead at the top. Throughout it all, Perez has been impressed by how Red Bull have continued to chase perfection.

Perez praises Red Bull's seeking of "perfection"

When asked in an exclusive interview with RacingNews365.com about the main lesson he has learned while with the team, Perez explained: "I think the level of perfection the team is searching for every weekend. "If we win that weekend, there are so many things we can do better. We are always pushing hard [to] all the limits, and I think Red Bull as a team is unique in that regard." Perez has driven for various teams during his time in Formula 1, including Sauber, McLaren and Racing Point. Red Bull differs greatly from any other outfit he has raced for, according to the driver from Guadalajara. "Red Bull is very different to any other team," Perez said. "Every team is different. Every one has good things and bad things. But certainly, I'm very happy to be part of this [at Red Bull]."

The importance of new Red Bull contract

It was confirmed in May that Perez had signed a contract extension with Red Bull, keeping him at the team until the end of 2024. With his previous deals for 2021 and 2022 being one-year only, Perez admits that it feels positive to have a longer-term agreement in place. "It's good to have that continuity with the team," the three-time race winner acknowledged. "To be able to work on a longer-term basis, I think that's something that I was looking for in the last couple of years. "So to have that, I think is a great plus."

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