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Sergio Perez

Red Bull offer Perez vow: 'Whatever he needs'

Perez's championship hopes have evaporated with two disappointing race weekends in a row.

Perez Red Bull Spanish GP Thursday
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Red Bull Chief Engineer Paul Monaghan has insisted the team will provide Sergio Perez with "whatever he needs" to escape his current struggles.

The Mexican's F1 title challenge against teammate Max Verstappen has withered after two disappointing weekends in Monaco and Spain.

Perez crashed in Q1 during qualifying around the streets of the principality and was unable to recover to the points after a scrappy race, whilst he failed to reach Q3 at last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

The Saudi Arabian and Azerbaijan Grands Prix winner could only manage fourth in the race, despite George Russell jumping from 12th to third for Mercedes. The result, coupled with Verstappen's dominance, leaves Perez 53 points behind in the Drivers' standings - a margin never overcome in F1 history.

'Unstinting support'

Asked how Red Bull could help Perez escape his slump in form, Monaghan told media, including RacingNews365.com: "Driver confidence, performance, particularly across the garage within a team tends to ebb and flow a little bit - our neighbours are another example of it.

"So as a team, we offer unstinting support to Checo, the cars are the same. Whatever he needs, we will do our best to support him and see him through it.

"Who knows, he might go and win in Montreal. It is not as if you're going to change the way you approach it or anything.

"We treat the drivers fairly and support them as best we can. Nothing will change, it is just one of those things."

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