Sergio Perez Deserves Red Bull F1 Seat in 2021: Aston Martin Boss Lawrence Stroll

Published 12/07/2020, 5:11 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Sergio Perez made one of the best comebacks in recent Formula 1 history. An incident involving Charles Leclerc saw him drop to the end of the grid at the starting lap. However, the Mexican showed incredible endurance and focus as he claimed his debut Formula 1 win.

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Sergio Perez came tantalizingly close to a podium finish last weekend. However, a late engine failure saw him retire from the race as Alex Albon took P3. At Sakhir Grand Prix, he refused to back down even after a massive blow in the first lap of the race.

However, as it stands currently, Sergio Perez does not have a seat in Formula 1 next season. He is being replaced by Sebastian Vettel next season as Racing Point rebrands themselves as Aston Martin.

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Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

After his strong performance and consistent results this season, Racing Point’s owner expressed that Perez deserves to stay in Formula 1. Lawrance Stroll said, “Checo has been a fantastic asset.

“He’s been an asset for this team a long time before I’ve arrived.

“I think he most definitely proves every weekend he deserves to be in the car next year and I hope he’s in that Red Bull next year,” he further added.

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Lawrance Stroll hopes this is the first of many victories

Sergio Perez’s victory this weekend was the team’s first win under the Racing Point banner. A report states that they have had previous wins, but not under their current banner.

“It has had several previous identities including Force India (2008-2018), Spyker (2007) and Midland (2006). It scored its most recent victory under its original identity, Jordan, at the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix with Giancarlo Fisichella.”

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Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Lawrance Stroll expressed that the team deserved the win. He stated that the team was already great and that he hopes the team will continue this momentum to the next season.

“They were 400 guys, half the amount of staff of most of our competition, less than half of the budget, and they managed to finish a couple of years fourth in a row. So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that they’re able to accomplish this today,” he said.

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Sergio Perez has made a strong point that he is highly competitive on the grid and has catapulted himself into P4 of the driver standings. He has also clarified that if he doesn’t come back to Formula 1 next year, he will definitely be back in 2022.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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