What's made Ricciardo a Red Bull-level Perez-beater in Mexico

Given the prevailing Red Bull driver narrative, Daniel Ricciardo stopping Sergio Perez from doing what Red Bull asked of him in Mexican Grand Prix qualifying feels like a scene straight out of Drive to Survive.It’s all so perfect for a hammed-up ‘Ricciardo vs Perez seat showdown’ episode. The question marks over Perez’s future. Ricciardo’s return from injury. Checo’s home race. And a Christian Horner quote in Friday’s press conference that’s begging to be turned into a talking head: “Where we want him [Perez] to be and ideally need him to be, is to be in those first couple of rows.”Cut…

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