Perez’s Future at Red Bull Racing Uncertain
Sergio Perez’s future with Red Bull Racing remains uncertain, as the Mexican driver hinted that he could leave the team on his own terms if he feels unable to contribute anymore. Despite recent struggles, team principal Christian Horner has confirmed that Perez will start the upcoming season alongside Max Verstappen.
During an interview with DAZN in Spain, Perez expressed his desire to continue racing in Formula 1 but also acknowledged that he wanted to be in a competitive car. He emphasized that if he couldn’t bring value to the team anymore, he would consider leaving.
Perez’s contract with Red Bull extends until the end of the 2022 season. However, his remarks have raised questions about whether this partnership will continue beyond that.
Since joining Red Bull in 2021, Perez has faced difficulties adjusting to the car and consistently delivering strong performance. While he did secure a victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, his inconsistency throughout the season has put his seat under scrutiny.
The Mexican driver’s comments come at a time when discussions are underway regarding the future of the sport. The proposal for early 2024 F1 races could play a role in determining the path ahead for Red Bull and Perez.
It remains to be seen how the situation unfolds, but one thing is clear: Perez wants to have a significant impact and race competitively. Whether that happens at Red Bull or elsewhere is yet to be decided.