Red Bull is currently a fully single driver stable. The team leaders of the stable have a full day job to think of a suitable tightener Max Verstappenille.
Alexander Albon has been really quiet this season. Last year, the mission failed Pierre Gasly.
The stable needs a high quality second driver. Recently, it has emerged Sergio Perez, which has no contract for next season.
Iltalehti’s F1 expert Jyrki Järvilehto should consider Mexican as an interesting option.
– He’s a really good driver, I always thought of him as a very fast pace. This year, he has driven numerous good performances and beat his teammates almost unequivocally Lance Strollin, Järvilehto praises.
Junior program in the trash?
Perez also brought with him a plethora of experience and Mexican funding. They make him an attractive option, but does Red Bull want to look outside the stern?
– It’s been years since the team has hired someone from outside their own junior program. That would be quite a change from the previous way of operating, Järvilehto reminds.
However, the stable may be in a situation where it has no other option.
– Albon’s fate seems sealed. Gasly has been good at AlphaTaur this year, but he didn’t make it last year. Kvjat is also considered a card.
Perez would be a new yardstick for Verstappen.
– Whoever gets a place, it includes a lot of politics. And who would even have enough against Max at the moment? None of this group, Järvilehto states.