Sergio Perez will be announced on Friday as a Red Bull Formula 1 driver alongside Max Verstappen in 2021, Swiss and Red Bull-affiliated Speedweek reports. Alex Albon will be the reserve/test driver
Confirmado: Sergio Pérez se une a Max Verstappen en RedBull Racing
The last cockpit in the Formula 1 starting field for 2021 is now also occupied. Red Bull Racing will sign the Mexican Sergio Pérez alongside Max Verstappen.
One cockpit in the Formula 1 field is still vacant for the 2021 season – second place next to Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing. Tomorrow the new or old teammate of the Dutchman will be presented. There were two drivers to choose from: the Thai Brit Alex Albon, recently fourth just behind Lewis Hamilton in the World Cup final in Abu Dhabi, and the Mexican Sergio Pérez, winner of the second Sakhir GP and fourth in the World Cup behind Verstappen with 135 points. Albon finished the season in seventh place in the World Cup – with 105 points.
According to research by SPEEDWEEK.com, everything indicates that Sergio Pérez (he will turn 31 on December 26th) will be introduced as the new Red Bull Racing driver on December 18th. But those responsible for Red Bull didn’t make the decision easy for themselves.
Because the 24-year-old Albon may have missed the hoped-for consistency in 2020, but occasionally demonstrated considerable speed. Like all deserving juniors, Red Bull won’t let him down. Albon will remain a member of the team as a substitute driver and will take care of the important coordination work with the Formula 1 simulator. A later return as a regular driver is not excluded.
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