Checo Perez and Max Verstappen conquer Honda Thanks Day collectively: Our technique labored

The 2023 Formulation 1 season ended with three-time champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez ending as champion as runner-up for Purple Bull for the primary time.

Nonetheless, each closed the yr with one other triumph, this time from the seats of a kart, conquering the Honda Thanks Day.

An undercut leads Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen to victory

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Yearly the Honda Racing Thanks Day is well known and we see drivers from F1, MotoGP, amongst different classes of motorsport. This yr there have been a number of drivers from the highest circuit of motorsport, akin to Checo Perez, Max Verstappen; each fro Purple Bull Racing. Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda have been additionally current from sister workforce AlphaTauri.

The karting competitors sees pairs competing in opposition to one another. Each has to do a minimum of 5 laps on the observe to have the ability to give the kart to his teammate. Within the case of the duo fashioned by the Guadalajara-born driver and the Dutchman, it was Max who took the primary seat.

In fact, everybody would assume that Verstappen would lead from begin to end, however the principle Purple Bull driver was slowed down by a crash with Ricciardo; even putting final.

However the important thing got here within the seat change; Verstappen was the primary to vary to make room for Checo Perez, who had a enjoyable race. There was additionally an excellent battle between Takaaki Nakagami (MotoGP driver) and Ayumu Iwasa (Formulation 2).

A spin by Nakagami was key for Sergio Perez to take the lead of the competitors, and regardless of Tsunoda’s assaults, the Mexican crossed the checkered flag on prime.

Checo Perez: Our technique labored

In an interview with the Asian organizers, the previous Sauber and Power India driver was joyful for a enjoyable and totally different race that reminds him of his early years.

“It was an excellent race, quite a lot of enjoyable. I believe our technique labored very nicely in the present day with the undercut,” mentioned Perez. “Once we did the undercut, I noticed the remaining have been popping out, I used to be actually behind them. I had an excellent probability to win. Clearly Yuki was coming very quick on that final lap.”

When does the 2024 Formulation 1 season begin?

With this victory, each Checo and Verstappen finish the yr amid rumors that the Mexican is in talks over a two-year contract extension with Purple Bull. Nonetheless, each will take a break in preparation for the 2024 season within the meantime.

Let’s do not forget that in February 2024 the brand new single-seaters of every Formulation 1 workforce will probably be introduced, however it is going to be on the finish of the identical month when the pre-season begins in Bahrain.

It is going to be there on the weekend of March 2 that we’ll have the primary Grand Prix of the season.

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