Speculation regarding the future of Mexico’s Sergio Perez hasn’t stopped since learning the Formula One driver wouldn’t be contracted with Racing Point for 2021. It marked the end to several years of partnership between Racing Point & Sergio Perez, which saw team revisement to multiple teammates. Everything would change for that motorsport collective, which saw financial disruptions after former team owners were found guilty of money laundering. It was the presence of Sergio Perez that allowed Racing Point to continue thriving.
After learning Perez wouldn’t return with Racing Point, speculation indicated that the team best suited for the Mexican is Red Bull Racing. Inside sources close with the Formula One Paddock have suggested that Sergio Perez will be confirmed with Red Bull Racing before December 24th.
Formula One Reporter Ted Kravitz is the individual responsible for leaking this information. Kravitz is known for not announcing details from the Paddock until their almost guaranteed true. This has led thousands throughout Europe & America to believe that Alex Albon is being eliminated as secondary driver for Red Bull Racing, with Sergio Perez being inducted as his replacement.
Albon Out, Perez In.
The reason for Alex Albon’s removal is his inability to compete against Max Verstappen. Red Bull Racing has desired a secondary driver capable of rivalling Verstappen, with Sergio Perez one of the few drivers capable of accomplishing that task. Detailed information from Ted Kravitz indicates that Alex Albon will be demoted to “Reserve & Test Driver” for Red Bull Racing.
This means that Helmut Marko & Christian Horner, leaders of Red Bull Racing, have convinced team owners of electing Sergio Perez over Albon. Owners wanted continued confidence in Albon, which proved unviable after seeing continued poor performances from the British driver. Choosing Sergio Perez will benefit Red Bull Racing with additional victories at multiple Grand Prix’s, with the Mexican a confirmed race winner as of 2020.