Paris (AP) – Following his retirement from Sebastian Vettel in the future Aston Martin team, Mexican Sergio Perez is likely to get a Formula 1 cockpit for 2021.
As reported by “speedweek.com” in Switzerland and “De Telegraaf” in the Netherlands, the 30-year-old will drive for Red Bull the coming season. Perez is therefore given preference over the Rhinelander Nico Hülkenberg, who was also a candidate recently. the cockpit was traded.
Perez would be a teammate of the Dutchman Max Verstappen. Thai Alex Albon, currently the second regular driver, will become a replacement driver after an unsatisfactory season. The personality was to be announced today.
Perez has driven 193 Grand Prix in Formula 1 and celebrated his first victory in last season’s penultimate race in Bahrain. In the premier class he drove for Sauber, McLaren and Force India and his successor racing team Racing Point.
His Red Bull predecessor Albon was unable to take advantage of the opportunity in a top team this year. The 24-year-old was significantly slower than Verstappen, made mistakes in series and disappointed with a seventh place in the overall World Cup.