With the F1 in the final phase of the 2021 season, Red Bull Racing He is clear that he needs his two pilots to be able to beat Mercedes la Builders Cup, scepter that he conquered for the last time in 2013. To dutch Max Verstappen they do not demand anything of him since he is fighting for the drivers' title with the English Lewis Hamilton, but the same does not happen with the Mexican Sergio Pérez...
Beyond the triumph in the Azerbaijan GP, which came due to a tire breakage of his coequipier, Checo Pérez's season has been quite irregular as reflected in his position in the tournament: he is fifth with 120 points, 19 less than the British Lando Norris (McLaren).
Of the 15 competitions he has played so far, he added eleven and his last podium was achieved at the French GP... Enough for the Austrian team to put pressure on him.
"We desperately need him to be up there in the remaining races.", Told him Christian horner, head of the team, to RaceFans. Beyond his request, the team-manager acknowledged that the Aztec has suffered a combination of "Bad luck and other misfortunes" ...
“I could have finished on the podium in the last two races. At Monza we had a problem with the track limits and in Sochi he had a bad pit stop and then a bad tire choice ”, acknowledged.
"Things could have gone differently for him, but I'm sure that in the seven races that remain, things will change," Horner admitted.
Pérez already has his place secured for 2023But at Red Bull only Verstappen owns his seat. In recent years the Austrian team has shown that its pulse does not tremble when lowering the thumb of pilots who do not perform as it has already happened with the Russian Daniil Kvyat, the French Pierre Gasly and thai Alex Albon. Will Checo have the same fate?