Confirmation of Sergio Perez as team driver Red bull In 2021, it was something to be expected. However, many fans were also looking forward to the arrival of Nico Hulkenberg, who had had a good job in the times he had to replace a pilot of Racing point. After several weeks of rumors, the German was left with the desire to return to the Formula 1.
This Monday the advisor of the Red Bull team, Helmut Marko, spoke to the German media ‘Motorsport-total.com’. Marko assured that he had the opportunity to speak with Hulkenberg to finalize the decision for Pérez to be the driver for next year. It should be noted that the news was confirmed to the Mexican on the same day it was made official.
“I called him ten minutes in advance and told him that sadly it won’t happen,” Marko told Hulkenberg a few weeks ago. Hulkenberg replaced Sergio Pérez, in the races that were held at Silverstone. On that occasion, Pérez had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), and he missed the two tests carried out on British soil.
In addition, the German participated in the Eifel Grand Prix, after Lance Stroll had stomach problems. «The three races that Hülkenberg drove with a motor Mercedes they probably can’t be accounted for, because he was busier adapting to the car than collecting data. Perez drove the Mercedes engine for many seasons and knows about handling, responsiveness and all of these things, “added Marko.
Lastly, Marko made known why the decision was made after the Formula 1 year was over. “We were in a very comfortable position. Neither Hülkenberg nor Pérez had alternatives to the appeal of Red Bull. So we didn’t have to wait, but we just had to tell them to wait until after the end of the season, then we decided, “he said.
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