As the ninth round of the championship arrived at Mugello, the announcement of Sebastian Vettel replacing “Checo” Sergio Perez for 2021 was the highlight of the week.
And since the Silverstone-based Racing Point (cloned year-old Mercedes) is going to be called the Aston Martin F1 team, currently Red Bull Aston Martin Racing will need a strong alternative to fill the departure of the title sponsor.
We acknowledged that the Mexican's sponsors failed in their attempt to keep Sergio in his current seat.
And since money rules F1, Red Bull may be eying on these sponsorship digits from the Mexican. He may therefore replace the driver which has not been confirmed for next season, obviously, Alexander Albon, who keeps on disappointing the team in terms of performance. Anyway, Albon has to do everything to secure his seat for next season.
However, Red Bull told Gasly that he will not be promoted, with also Verstappen advising the Frenchman to not do a comeback.
According to Moviestar Channel, Christian Horner made a call to Sergio Perez last week asking him about his situation, meaning if he is on negotiations with other teams.
Perez was asked by RaceFans if he would team up with Max Verstappen at the press conference of the Hungarian GP and he said: “I believe in this business you are prepared to go up against anybody. You believe that you are the best, one of the best out there. So why not?”
Verstappen indicated that he actually thinks Perez is a great and quick driver and when he was asked whether he likes the Mexican or not he replied ”I've never had him as a teammate, so that's hard for me to say”
If Red Bull signs Sergio Perez, it would be the right decision they've made. Red Bull never chooses drivers out from its own breeding ground. But the reason making Red Bull think having Perez on board is noth the current Alpha Tauri drivers Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly have already been demoted from Red Bull. So, what a special transfer it would be if Perez teams up with Verstappen.