Perez Ready for Newey Questions at Press Conference

The upcoming Miami Grand Prix weekend features a Thursday press conference without Max Verstappen but includes Sergio Perez and others, amidst discussions on Adrian Newey’s departure from Red Bull, with team principal Christian Horner absent from Friday’s press conference.


‣ Max Verstappen will not be present at the Thursday press conference before the Miami Grand Prix, while his teammate Sergio Perez will represent Red Bull Racing.

‣ Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s top designer, has decided to leave the team for a new challenge, amidst rumors of unrest within the team.

‣ Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, will not attend the Friday press conference in Miami, but questions about Newey’s departure are expected to be directed at him during the weekend.

‣ The press conferences for the Miami Grand Prix are scheduled for Thursday at 19:30 (GMT) and Friday at 20:30 (GMT).

This weekend, Miami’s streets are buzzing. Why? The Grand Prix is hitting town, marking the season’s sixth race. But before engines roar, there’s the usual pre-race ritual – a Thursday press conference. And guess what? Max Verstappen’s skipping this one, just like in China. Instead, Sergio Perez steps up to the mic for Red Bull Racing.

Oh, and Perez? He’s bound to get grilled. Everyone’s talking about Adrian Newey waving goodbye to Red Bull. Rumors are swirling, saying he’s off for a new adventure. It’s the talk of the town, really, sparked by some behind-the-scenes drama at Red Bull. Perez won’t be alone, though. Lance Stroll, Oscar Piastri, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and Logan Sargeant will join him. Quite the lineup, huh?

Now, onto Christian Horner. He’s likely to dodge the Newey bullet at Friday’s press do. Not because he wants to, but because he’s sitting this one out. He had his moment in the spotlight back in Shanghai. So, Miami’s press scene? Not on his calendar. But Mike Krack’s stepping into the limelight. As the head honcho of a team eyeing Newey, he’s got some interesting days ahead.

Timing’s everything, right? Thursday’s press conference kicks off at 19:30 (GMT). And if you’re keen for more, tune in an hour later on Friday, at 20:30 (GMT). It’s shaping up to be quite the spectacle.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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