Sergio Perez has completed his first full day as a Red Bull driver, touring the Milton Keynes facility and getting acquainted with his new home. Perez replaced Alex Albon at Red Bull for the coming season, with the Thai-British driver relegated into a reserve role.
The Mexican joins Red Bull as a race winner after finally securing his breakthrough victory in last year’s Sakhir Grand Prix at the 190th attempt.
That allowed Perez, driving for Racing Point at the time, to finish the year fourth in the drivers’ standings behind only Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.
A series of posts on social media teased the Mexican’s arrival at the factory as he met with team principal Christian Horner and underwent a seat fitting.
At the end of his visit, the team finally showed the driver’s face, in case any doubts remained surrounding the less than cryptic posts, simply captioned “Hola Checo”.
Retweeting the tweet, Perez said: “Hello! Ready to start this great adventure.”