With the announcement of the arrival of the Japanese Yuki tsunoda a AlphaTauri It only remains to know who will be the Dutchman's partner Max Verstappen in the team Red Bull during the 2021 season of the F1 since the continuity of the English Lewis Hamilton en Mercedes...
There are two candidates for the only seat available at the Máxima: the Thai Alex Albon, who was in the Austrian structure during 2020, and the Mexican Sergio Pérez, who lost his position in Racing Point before the arrival of the German Sebastian Vettel.
Christian horner, head of the team, confirmed that before Christmas they could have a definition in this regard; while Helmut Marko, team advisor; He admitted that Checo's chances are really very serious.
Obviously, the arrival of Tsunoda to Red Bull's sister team demolishes any possibility of Albon being the Frenchman's teammate. Pierre Gasly to leave his place to Pérez.
That's why Horner and Marko are seriously weighing who to put as Verstappen's partner. Undoubtedly, Albon did not achieve the desired results this year, beyond some good races, although it is true that his nationality is a plus due to the origin of the company of Dietrich Mateschitz; while Pérez had a brilliant season that crowned with his first triumph in the specialty when he won the Sakhir GP and showed that he can be the protagonist with a competitive car.
Undoubtedly, a key for the balance to tip in favor of the Aztec would be the support of Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world. Is that Red Bull must somehow compensate for the departure of its main sponsor Aston Martin, who will have his own team based on Racing Point; and, in addition, expenses to take over the development of Honda engines, who decided to leave the category at the end of the 2021 contest.
Checo Pérez or Alex Albon, who is left out of Formula 1? The answer will come soon ...