Finally, Sergio Perez will continue in the Formula 1 at least one more season. The Red Bull team announced this morning that the Mexican will replace Alexander Albon in 2021, and that his contract will be for one year, with the option to renew it later. After long hours of waiting from the media and Mexican fans, who stayed until the wee hours of the morning waiting, the happy ending came.
After the confirmation, the team released an official statement in which Pérez gives his feelings when the most anticipated news of his sports career is known. further Christian horner, the Red Bull team boss, spoke about the performance of ‘Checo’ and the place that Alexander Albon will occupy in 2021, who will be the team’s reserve driver.
“I am happy to share this with all of you, in 2021 we will race with Red Bull Racing,” Pérez said on his social networks this morning. The Mexican said goodbye to the team in a bad way Racing point, since in the last race of the year he could not complete the test. Despite installing new components in his engine, it blew up and had to be retired.
“Sergio’s recent run and his victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix made him the favorite choice to join Red Bull, initially on a one-year contract,” the team statement begins. In addition, Horner also gave his opinion on the signing. “After taking our time to evaluate all the relevant data and performances, we have decided that Sergio is the right driver to accompany Max in 2021.”
For his part, Pérez expressed his happiness for the energy drinks team. “I am incredibly grateful to Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to race for Red Bull Racing in 2021. The opportunity to compete for a team that competes for the championship is something that I have been waiting for since I joined Formula One and it will be a moment. of pride when I get on the grid in the Red Bull colors with Max. You can be sure that I will give my all in the next season. The team has the same winning mentality as me and I know that I am here to perform and help the team fight for another title ”, he commented.
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