Perez Readies for Possible Red Bull Departure, Explores Numerous Options

Sergio Perez‘s contract with Red Bull Racing expires after 2024, amidst rumors of potential replacements, but he remains focused on performing well in the upcoming season to secure his future in Formula 1.

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‣ Sergio Perez’s contract with Red Bull Racing is set to expire after the 2024 season, and his future with the team is uncertain.

‣ Despite rumors of potential replacements, including Daniel Ricciardo, Perez remains focused on performing well in the upcoming season to secure his position or find opportunities elsewhere.

‣ Red Bull team boss Christian Horner mentioned that many drivers are eager to join the team, with some even offering to drive for free to partner with Max Verstappen.

‣ Perez is not worried about his expiring contract, emphasizing the importance of consistency and improvement race by race to have a chance at fighting for the World Championship.


Sergio Perez’s future at Red Bull Racing is up in the air. By 2025, he might not be zooming alongside Max Verstappen. His contract? Well, it’s on its last lap after this season. But, chatting with Sky Sports, Perez seemed chill. He hinted at a horizon filled with opportunities—if this season’s a blast.

Last season? Oh, it was a rollercoaster for Perez. Rumors swirled like a storm. As summer approached, his performance took a nosedive. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo stepped in for Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri. Gossip flew that Ricciardo might snag Perez’s spot in 2024.

But, nope. That switcheroo never happened. Yet, the clock’s ticking on Perez’s contract, set to expire post-2024. Christian Horner, the big boss at Red Bull, dropped a bomb in January. He claimed drivers were practically tripping over themselves to team up with Verstappen. Some even waved the paycheck, willing to drive for free. Crazy, right?

### Perez responds to expiring contract

Perez? He’s not sweating it. “It doesn’t bother me,” he said, cool as a cucumber. Contracts end; it’s part of the gig. “I don’t think that’s the priority,” he shrugged off. His eyes are on the prize—a stellar season. That’s his golden ticket to a world of choices. “So my focus is on consistency throughout the season,” he stated. The plan? Start strong, get stronger. Race by race. “If we are able to do that, we have a chance of fighting for the World Championship.”

So, there you have it. Perez is playing it cool, focused on the now, with an eye on the future. Will he stay, or will he go? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: the race for 2025 is already on.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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