Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

A Red Bull 2021 Formula 1 contract for Sergio Perez is very likely to come true according to a source within the Abu Dhabi paddock, which would see the Mexican partner Dutch driver Max Verstappen. Helmut Marko and Christian Horner have been negotiating with the Mexican in a more active way since the last F1 Grand Prix in Sakhir.

“We are waiting for this last race to take place,” explains the Red Bull motorsport consultant at Yas Marina.

“Alex Albon’s last race in Bahrain wasn’t great, but we don’t want to jump to conclusions right away. The decision will be made in a few days”.

Marko admits that Perez, who recently won in Bahrain but lost his Racing Point seat to Sebastian Vettel, is on the “radar” for Red Bull as Max Verstappen’s new team-mate.

“Perez has been on our radar for the whole second half of the season actually,” he admits.

“I’m flying to England on Monday, and there will be a decision by Christmas at the latest”.

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