Despite having a contract with the team until 2022, Racing Point, which will be Aston Martin from next year, will say goodbye to Sergio Perez, who has been with them for seven years, to replace four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel with owner Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance. .
The decision came as a half-surprise to the 30-year-old, he hadn’t looked for alternatives before, so he didn’t have many options left to continue in Formula 1, basically the Alfa Romeo and Haas were realistic options.
Swiss Speed Week knows that Perez has now decided that Mexico has reportedly already signed a pre-contract with Haas, although it is not clear to replace Romain Grosjean or Kevin Magnussen – though, it could easily be that both teams from the American team will be sent this year – if the news is true – one of Ferrari’s upbringers, Robert Svarcman or Callum Ilott, and possibly the also free Nico Hülkenberg, should be planted next to Perez.
Interestingly, team boss Günther Steiner talked even days ago that it is not clear who should be certified.
“There is no candidate who should be tied down without thinking, there are a lot of options. We need to make the best decision in the medium to long term, not just for next year. Checo (Perez) is a good pilot, of course, I would never question that, but is he the solution in the medium term? I don’t know, ”Motorsport Week quoted.
In a statement released today on the official Formula 1 website, the Haas chief said Ferrari-reared people would also be tried:
“It’s possible we’ll send them to the field during Friday’s practice. But it’s more a matter of Ferrari, if they ask, we can help. They also helped us this year with the coronavirus epidemic, so we’re helping them out too. If we were asked, I would be open to talking about it. ”