Perez led dwelling Verstappen, who mounted a charging restoration drive from fifteenth on the grid, for Purple Bull’s second straightforward double of the 2023 season in Jeddah.
However Purple Bull’s celebrations amid a dominating begin to the marketing campaign have been overshadowed by a late battle for the quickest lap bonus level, which was finally claimed by Verstappen regardless of being instructed to gradual his tempo as the 2 Purple Bull have reported reliability points within the closing levels.
Verstappen then leads the world championship by one level forward of Perez and the ex-Toyota Glock driver believes the needle between the 2 will solely intensify because the title race heats up.
“Verstappen’s quickest lap, which he grabbed on the final lap, will once more result in inner discussions,” Glock instructed Sky Germany.
“Sergio Perez is not going to get entangled in any topic during which he should assist Verstappen sooner or later.
“I am positive as a result of the Mexican sees his likelihood to combat for the title with Verstappen. It can result in a combat between the 2.
“We might be ready for the truth that there can be friction. Purple Bull is definitely already conscious of this on this regard.
“Perez has proven that he’s robust and has excellent tempo within the race.
“On the identical time, Verstappen is somebody who cannot say something and does what he thinks is true. The workforce can say no matter they need.
Purple Bull have held behind-closed-doors talks with Verstappen and Perez following a workforce order dispute that erupted finally 12 months’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil.
The Milton Keynes aspect drew a line over the matter over the winter, however the underlying rigidity between Verstappen and Perez appeared to resurface in Saudi Arabia.