Finally Sergio Perez He was the one to take the team seat Red Bull. The Mexican showed a great level in the season and secured his seat in the 2021 grid of the Formula 1. However, it was not entirely clear to him. According to the Austrian team, the decision was made this Friday, and both Pérez and Alex albon they heard the news at the same time.
After several weeks of rumors, things ended in the best way for ‘Checo’. Christian horner and Helmut Marko gave the driver the confidence to fight Mercedes, with Max verstappen next to him. Despite that, Horner announced that there was some conversation with a pilot who has great conditions to return to the top flight: Nico Hulkenberg.
Horner commented that Pérez’s option was the main one, but that there were talks with Nico Hulkenberg to be able to secure a place in 2021. There was no other. There were a few brief conversations with Nico. But everything sped up last month. It is striking that the circumstances were a little crazy, right? Hulkenberg is another pilot who really should have a seat in the Formula 1«, He assured.
On the other hand, Horner said that there were no options in the quarry to accompany Verstappen. “It was good luck that he didn’t have a seat and that gave us time, with no other options, to finish the season with Alex before making a decision. There was no suitable candidate in the young pilots program. So we decided to look outside of the show for the first time since 2007.
To close, the Red Bull boss said they hope to be closer to the 2020 champion, with ‘Checo’ and Max. “It was impossible to ignore Sergio’s performances this year. I think he has completed a great season. It was really impressive, especially in the second half of the championship, and he has earned the position. We want to put together the strongest team we can to fight with Mercedes. You have to do it with both cars, ”Horner concluded.
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