Sergio Perez Continues to Impress Despite Not Being Red Bulls' Primary Driver

Sergio Perez Continues to Impress Despite Not Being Red Bulls' Primary Driver
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
May 19th 2023

Sergio Perez went from being a mid-pack driver struggling to hold onto relevancy, to becoming a top-tier racer that consistently finishes in the top-5. And the amazing part? He’s done so without being his team's primary concern–which was displayed this past weekend in Azerbaijan.

After finishing first in Monaco, Sergio Perez set his sights on Azerbaijan. Thanks to an incredible Qualifying, Perez started the race P2. This quickly became P1 after just the very first turn thanks to a Charles Leclerc lock-up. Perez was able to hold onto the lead for a good majority of the first half of the race until he seemingly gave up the lead to fellow Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

Verstappen and Perez held onto 1-2 for the rest of the race, earning maximum points for Red Bull for the third time this season. In each of those instances, Perez has finished second–so his position on the Red Bull pecking order is becoming clear.

That being said, Perez is still having a season to remember. He’s finished top-5 in seven of this year's eight races, the only race not top-five was a DNF in Bahrain. Max Verstappen is currently the heavy favorite to take home the 2022 F1 World Championship at -350, and Charles Leclerc is second, sitting at +350. Sergio Perez is in third at +1000, and that's great value in my opinion. What’s even greater value are these DraftKings Sportsbook Promos.

In order to take home the crown, Perez will need to surpass his teammate and break out of this “second driver” rut that he’s in. Perez is currently +285 to win this weekend’s Canada Gp, which you can bet on using any of these Pennsylvania Online Casinos.

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Frank Weber
Frank Weber
Sports Journalist & Betting Analyst

Frank Weber is a sports & gaming writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and years of experience in the gambling world. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC - he even collects sports cards and memorabilia! In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his (soon to be won) bets!

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