The Mexican was signed by the Milton Keynes-based workforce as alternative for Alex Albon this 12 months, with the outfit believing it wanted a stronger line-up to bolster its world championship possibilities.
Though Perez had some problem early on in adapting to the traits of the Purple Bull automobile, particularly in qualifying, he has made nice progress and took victory in final weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Purple Bull workforce principal Christian Horner has nothing however reward for the speed of Perez’s improvement, as he labelled his race tempo in Baku as notably spectacular.
“We knew he was good round right here however we did not know he was that good,” defined Horner.
“He was fast all weekend, and he is been bang on the tempo. The one one lap the place he made a mistake was Q3 run one.
“His race tempo was phenomenal. Had he not been lengthy on the first cease, he would have been proper on prime of Max for the overcut at that time as nicely, such was his tempo in clear air.
“So phenomenal for him. The way in which he was defending Lewis [Hamilton] and controlling, that was a category act.
“To see him get that victory, it is going to be nice for his confidence. It places him as much as third within the drivers’ championship now. So I feel he is forward of expectation.”
Perez’s encouraging kind has given Purple Bull its strongest driver line-up since Verstappen raced alongside Daniel Ricciardo.
However though the victory leaves Purple Bull not needing to look past Perez for 2022 contenders, Horner mentioned he’s completely happy to attend earlier than occupied with a potential contract extension.
“I am actually proud of the job that Checo is doing,” he mentioned. “We’re solely on race six out of 23. We have loads of time. He is having fun with being within the workforce. He is doing a terrific job and he simply must hold doing what he’s doing.”
Horner did settle for, nonetheless, that having Perez proper up there within the combine for wins was an enormous profit for Purple Bull.
“It is nice to have each automobiles up there clearly, and I feel that it is an added string to our bow on a day while you lose your lead automobile.
“Checo is true there and, to ship the win, that is precisely what we have been in search of. So I am delighted for him, and happy for the workforce for the quantity of effort that is been happening behind the scenes.”