Sergio Perez Hints at a Potential Red Bull F1 Contract Extension With Cryptic Tweet

Published 08/27/2021, 7:50 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Red Bull are challenging reigning champions Mercedes for a constructor’s championship in 2021. It looks like they finally have a car and a driver pairing to take the fight and even win the title from the German team. The signing of Sergio Perez in late 2020 has played a huge role in Red Bull’s title challenge.

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The Mexican driver has won a race with the Austrian team this season in Baku. But he has been inconsistent and has not been on the pace with teammate Max Verstappen throughout the first half of the season. This is the reason Red Bull have not decided on Perez’s future with the team.

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Is Sergio Perez at Red Bull a done deal for 2022?

The Mexican driver seems to be the best option for the Milton-Keyes-based team. The team are hesitant to re-sign the AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon‘s entry to F1 looks highly unlikely anytime soon. So the chances of Perez staying with the team are quite high.

The Red Bull driver recently took to social media to post a couple of emojis that suggested that there might be an announcement in the offing by the team.

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko came forward to hint that the team is happy with Perez’s performance in 2021. When asked if they are considering some other options, Marko replied,” There are a few options, but I don’t want to name names. The intention is to continue with the four drivers we have.”

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I think Sergio has delivered the role we’ve been hoping for: Christian Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner also came forward to praise the Mexican. He mentioned that Perez’s performance is exactly what the team has been looking for since Daniel Ricciardo‘s departure in 2018.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

“I think Sergio has delivered the role we’ve been hoping for. You saw that in Baku when he picked up a victory on the day he was able to put Lewis under pressure. 

He’s been collecting those Constructors’ points and playing the team game, as we saw at the French Grand Prix. He’s a great team player and we are very happy with the job he’s doing.said Horner.

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Checo is currently P5 in the championship with 104 points. His contract with the team expires at the end of the 2021 season.

Will Red Bull continue with Perez? Let us know.

 

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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