Sergio Perez says his target for 2024 is to topple Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen and win the Formula 1 world title.
Perez finished runner-up to Verstappen this year to give Red Bull their first ever one-two
in the Drivers’ Championship but he finished 290 points behind the Dutchman.
Going into the Miami Grand Prix, the Red Bull pair shared two wins each and Perez beat Verstappen on merit in Baku.
However, Verstappen won from ninth on the grid in Miami with a late race overtake on pole-sitter Perez and went on to win 17 of the next 18 races, including a record-breaking 10 in a row.
As for Perez, his form dipped and he failed to reach Q3 for five consecutive events and didn’t beat Verstappen for the rest of the season.Asked by Sky Sports F1 if he still has the belief to win the championship next year, Perez said: “That’s the main target. I already finished second and my main interest is to do one better. I’m aware of the challenge it is.