Perez on the renewal for 2023: “I’m not thinking about it” – F1 Piloti – Formula 1

Max Verstappen’s victory in the last Saudi Arabian Grand Prix today allows Red Bull to present itself in Melbourne with more motivation for the Australian GP, ​​theater of the third round of the 2022 World Championship. However, despite the championship is still at his first lines, just in that of Milton Keynes there are already the first ones market rumors about the 2023 season, which could reserve a changing of the guard to join Verstappen. In recent months, even before the start of the world championship, there has been no lack of declarations by Pierre Gasly about his future, with the AlphaTauri driver not hiding his goal of getting a second one promotion to Red Bull for 2023. Moreover, that will be the same year that the contract expires Sergio Perezin turn hired by the Anglo-Austrian team last season.

Regarding these options, the management of Red Bull has not, however, sidetracked on the issue, so much so that the Director Helmut Marko he admitted that comparisons will be made between the two drivers at the end of the championship to understand who to bet on. Statements that do not seem to distract much the same Perez, more attentive to his activity on the track than to the next renewal: “I have been in Formula 1 for 12 years – explained the author of the pole in Jeddah – and I’m so focused on this season that I haven’t even thought about it. Eventually the time will come, and it won’t take long for both sides to come to an agreement, but it’s something I haven’t paid attention to yet. ”

Confirming therefore his thought, Perez limited himself to describing the current moment he is living in Red Bull and in the world championship, focusing on topics such as the relationship between him and Verstappen and the ongoing challenge with Ferrari:Max and I are more alike than people might think – he added – F1 is not everything, we have a life outside of the sport and that is why we respect each other and have had a great time together, which I think is also important for the team. It’s interesting to have another team up front fighting, but I’m curious to see how Ferrari will be able to maintain this pace. The championship will be very demanding, from the first to the last race “.


FP | Alessandro Prada


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