Race winner Sergio Perez celebrates with his team by jumping into the pool after the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
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Sergio Pérez signs on for 2 more years of good times

Fresh from taking the chequered flag at Monaco, Oracle Red Bull Racing's popular Mexican driver has revealed he'll be with the team until 2024 at least.
By Andrew Musgrove
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It’s official! Sergio Pérez will be an Oracle Red Bull Racing driver for another two years! Following a superb drive to win the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix – Pérez’s first victory in the principality – the confirmation that the man known more commonly as ‘Checo’ will continue in 2023 and 2024 is music to our ears.
On track, Checo’s exploits include winning races (Monaco 2022 and Azerbaijan 2021), almost as many podiums in 18 months with Oracle Red Bull Racing than the previous 10 years of his career, and becoming the official ‘minister of defence’ with his amazing talent for defending his position on track. Word is that Max Verstappen still owes Checo a few cans of Red Bull for his support at the 2021 finale to defend against a fast-charging Lewis Hamilton.
But it isn’t just the on-track highlights that make the next two-years tantalising. It’s his life-loving attitude off it – think wild celebration scenes at the Mexican Grand Prix, road trips, show runs and more! Here are three of our favourite off-track moments:

1. Race to Miami: Sergio’s first cross-country affair

It’s safe to say that Checo is happy that Christian Horner isn’t the man on the radio in a race. In the lead up to the inaugural Miami Grand Prix a miscommunication on a phone call sent Pérez racing from New York to Miami in a championship-winning RB7 car.
From New York streets, encounters with alligators, barefoot water skiing and the first laps of Miami, check it out below.

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Race to Miami

Oracle Red Bull Racing take the scenic route from New York to Florida to reach the new Miami Grand Prix track.

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2. Mexico City show run

Not many drivers build the hype for their home grand prix like Pérez does. In 2021 he took to the streets of Paseo de la Reforma, lighting up the crowd's enthusiasm with a high-octane curtain-raiser to the main event.
Checo ended the race a few days later in third place – making it a double podium for the team, with Max winning the event, and just like the city show run, the race celebration was a party atmosphere like no other.
Sergio Pérez celebrates finishing in third place in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on November 7, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Checo celebrates becoming the first Mexican to podium at their home race
Sergio Pérez in action during the Red Bull Show run in Mexico City, Mexico on November 3, 2021.
Giving the people what they want in Mexico City

3. Formula Schnitzeljagd: an Austrian initiation

When competing at your team’s home grand prix, it’s a different kettle of fish. Formula Schnitzeljagd was an Austrian adventure like no other. It saw Checo team up in the same car with Max – a classic Pinzgauer truck – against Scuderia AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda.
Originally manufactured in nearby Graz, Pinzgauers are high-mobility, all-terrain vehicles capable of taking on daunting landscapes, and the most treacherous of inclines and declines. Add an inter-team battle into the mix, and it was an adventure like no other!

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Formula Schnitzeljagd – warming up in Austria

F1 drivers travel over land, water and air, doing challenges along the way, as a warm-up for the Austrian GP.

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Another two-years of on-track and off-track highlights? We’ll take that. Vamos Checo!
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