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Enthusiastic Papa Perez sends a warning to Max Verstappen with a bold prediction about his son Sergio Perez’s upcoming season: “Next year he’s probably…”

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Mexico is known for many things like its food, dance, and traditions. However, if you’re an F1 fan, the first thing you probably think of when you hear Mexico is Sergio Perez and his ever-smiling father. Antonio Pérez Garibay is a proud Mexican who beamed with pride when Checo took the podium last week.

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Additionally, Papa Perez also made a bold prediction regarding Checo for next year.

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The Mexican GP was not as exciting as in previous years. Max Verstappen raced into turn one in front of everyone and stayed in P1 for most of the race. He eventually won his record 14th race of the season, finishing ahead of Lewis Hamilton and his favorite Sergio Perez.

However, like last year, it was Checo’s father, Antonio Perez, who stole the show. The Mexican has become a fan favorite in recent years with his sheer expression of love and pride for his son and his country. Moreover, Perez Sr. also made a bold statement about his son for next season which may very well be a warning for reigning world champion Max Verstappen.

According to WTF1, Papa Perez said, “Checo is the best Mexican driver. It’s the first time that Mexico has a Formula 1 world champion among the constructors, isn’t it? Checo is now Formula 1 champion [as part of Red Bull]maybe next year he will probably be drivers champion.

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Checo will be looking to push Verstappen for the title next season. Moreover, he will also aim for the top spot on the podium in front of his home fans.

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Checo Perez was in the title hunt with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc at the start of the season. The Mexican only won the Monaco GP in the first 7 races of the season, but remained within contact distance of the two riders above him. However, the accident with George Russell during the Austrian GP ended his championship bid according to the Red Bull driver.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Perez told Motorsport-Total.com, I think Austria was the tipping point for my World Cup chances. There I was hit by George. We were there in the standings, but it was a blow. Then we had a few races where we struggled.

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Perez has since been in a close battle for 2nd place in the championship with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc. He currently has a 5 point lead over Leclerc with 2 races to go in the season.

While Perez hopes to challenge his teammate next year for the championship, his immediate aim would be to clinch P2 of the Drivers’ Championship.

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Do you think Checo can challenge Verstappen for the title next year?