Brindle giving Perez’s “critical” warning: over passengers

“Red Bull cannot take a passenger” Perez’s F1 future is under intense scrutiny ahead of the US Grand Prix. Martin Brundle has warned Sergio Perez about his F1 future with Red Bull.

   The Mexican’s place next to Max Verstappen has been under intense scrutiny since the summer break, and the ongoing struggles behind the wheel of the RB19 further reduce his chances of finishing second in the drivers. While Perez holds this position, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap to 30 points ahead of the US GP, despite the performances between the two cars.

    Red Bull have never finished in the top two in the drivers’ standings and with Perez’s poor form continuing last time out at the Qatar GP, team principal Christian Horner pointed to the importance of having two capable drivers next season, Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren approach “He has a contract” Despite speculation about his future, Red Bull has consistently insisted that Perez’s contract, which runs until the end of next year, will be honoured. “He has a contract,” Brundle told Sky Sports F1. “Sergio Perez and Red Bull want exactly the same thing: they want him to regain his form and, if he can’t beat Max, at least finish second and finish second in the World Series. 

   Red Bull won’t take a passenger until 2024 unless he’s well and I can’t imagine Sergio would want to drive it either to be honest. “So these next races are critical for his head and for Red Bull, so he can be satisfied that he hasn’t lost his way and that he can do it.”

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