The novel of the Mexican sports future Sergio Pérez in the F1 it could be defined in the next few days. At least, that is clear from the statements of the protagonists of this soap opera that also has Red Bull protagonist.
In the paddock of the circuit Yas Marina, where F.1 closed the 2020 season with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, all give as a fact the deal between Czech and the Austrian team to be the new squire of the Dutch Max Verstappen.
"I'm sure this will not be my last race", assured the Aztec before the test, which could not finish due to a mechanical failure of his Racing Point. “Nothing has changed… I'm going home and taking a vacation. I have waited all season for an announcement, a piece of news ... so whatever comes I am motivated "he added after the race in reference to talks with Red Bull.
According to Pérez himself, after his victory in the Sakhir GP, he received messages of congratulations from Helmut Marko, RBR sports advisor; and of Christian horner, head of the team; something that many took as a sign that the negotiations could come to fruition.
But for Pérez to reach Red Bull, the Thai should first leave Alex Albon, who had an irregular season. “I feel like I've done it all… Whether it's enough or not isn't my job. I will leave it in the hands of others to decide "he commented after being fourth in the Abu Dhabi GP.
When will this situation be resolved? Marko himself made it very clear: “We do not want to reach any conclusion. The decision will be made in a few days… Pérez has been on our radar for the entire second half of the season. I will fly to England on Monday and there will be a decision before Christmas at the latest ", explained the former pilot to the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.