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Sport: Sergio Perez makes Max Verstappen admission as Red Bull look to do the double on Mercedes

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Red Bull star Sergio Perez believes he must improve his performances in 2022 after his teammate Max Verstappen won the Drivers' Championship. Perez is eyeing a run at both the drivers' and constructors' titles in the upcoming season after Mercedes won their eighth-straight championship.

Red Bull star Verstappen secured a maiden world title in dramatic and controversial circumstances at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he and title rival Hamilton went into the season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit tied on points.

The Dutchman passed the seven-time world champion - who had dominated for much of the race - on the final lap of the season as a late Safety Car and tyre change swung momentum in his favour.

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Mercedes' fury was largely aimed at FIA race director Michael Masi after he decided to not allow cars to unlap themselves, as is tradition, only to change his mind to set up the final lap showdown between Hamilton and Verstappen.

The Silver Arrows withdrew their appeal against the result after the FIA pledged an investigation into the events surrounding the Safety Car procedures.

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Hamilton and Mercedes team members did not conduct any other media interviews after the season finale, and the seven-time world champion is yet to post on social media since the finale in Abu Dhabi.

Perez also played a central role in assisting Verstappen's title charge, holding up Hamilton midway through the race to help the Dutchman recover.

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The Mexican had a rollercoaster of a season, winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but he often struggled to keep pace with the frontrunners.

Perez is targeting improvement in 2022, but praised the immense achievements of teammate Verstappen.


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"He was really good, he was really at one with the car," said Perez of the Dutchman's performance.

"He is very good in qualifying, he is very good at the races, he is very complete. The season he has done, it has been legendary, really impressive.

"Big credit to him, he is really at one with the car. I have to raise my game for 2022 and hopefully we are all able to go forwards."


Perez enters his second season at Red Bull with a Grand Prix victory in each of the last two seasons.

However, the 31-year-old admits that claiming the world title remains his 'biggest dream'.

The 23-race 2022 campaign begins on 18-20 March, with winter testing for the all-new generation of cars underway from 23 February.

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