Sergio Perez‘s future at Red Bull Racing is a hot topic, despite the team and drivers denying any possibility of an early departure, with Red Bull team boss Horner addressing the situation.
‣ Sergio Perez’s position at Red Bull Racing is subject to speculation despite his and the team’s denials
‣ Horner is firm that Perez will form the line-up with Verstappen in Red Bull Racing next year
‣ Horner expressed confidence in Perez by stating his good form recently and assured his position in the team for 2024
‣ Horner doesn’t think Verstappen will need to help Perez secure second place in the F1 championship
Sergio Perez’s future at Red Bull Racing has been one of the most talked-about subjects in the Formula 1 world despite constant denials of a possible early departure by the team and drivers involved. Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner spoke to Bloomberg to address Perez’s situation. Horner strongly emphasized that Perez will be next year’s driver alongside Red Bull Racing mega-star, Max Verstappen. “The only people who keep putting the question marks are you guys,” said Horner. “We keep repeating that Checo’s gonna be our driver next year.”
Horner also pointed out that Perez has had a challenging six weeks but has since started to regain his form. He highlighted the Mexican driver’s recent strong performances in Sao Paulo and Austin. He confidently stated, “He is over 30 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton with two races to go. Let’s see what he can do over these next couple of races, but he will be our driver alongside Max in 2024.” Regarding Verstappen’s role in helping Perez secure a place, Horner does not expect him to need assistance, saying, “I think he just needs to finish either ahead or just behind Lewis this weekend to secure that second position.”
Despite fervent speculations, it is clear that Red Bull Racing is standing firmly behind Perez, and Horner has expressed full confidence in the driver moving forward. Perez’s notable strengths and growing form contribute to a promising prospect for the upcoming season. Both Red Bull and Horner’s unwavering statements will hopefully bring an end to the speculation surrounding Perez’s position with the team.