Gallery: Perez's first run with Red Bull at Silverstone

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Red Bull and Sergio Perez were up and running this afternoon at a bitterly cold Silverstone where the Mexican enjoyed his first laps with his new team as he shook down its 2021 contender.

Last year's Sakhir Grand Prix winner and former Racing Point charger gets his long-awaited big break this season with a front-running team in F1 and intends to make the most of the opportunity.

 

Perez and teammate Max Verstappen are relying on Red Bull's new, and hopefully improved, RB16b to sustain the momentum displayed by the Dutchman at the end of last season when he dominated F1's finale at Abu Dhabi.

But Red Bull is also counting on it's new recruit to add performance and consistency to its 2021 line-up and help it take the fight to arch-rival Mercedes on a regular basis.