Red Bull ‘can’t afford big split’ between F1 drivers as Christian Horner urges Sergio Perez to raise his game | F1

While newly-crowned three-time world champion Verstappen dominated the Qatar Grand Prix to record his 14th win from 17 races this season,  Perez finished 10th - over 80 seconds behind his teammate - after picking up three five-second time penalties. Red Bull team principal Horner described Perez’s latest difficult weekend as “horrible”, with the Mexican leaving Qatar 208 points behind Verstappen. “I think with a car like we have, he's probably putting that pressure on himself,” Horner said. “The most important thing for us is winning both [drivers’ and teams’] championships. We've done that.“And then, what's the next best thing after that would be to have…

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