Perez Names Reason Behind Why 'Lots Of Drivers Haven't Survived' At Red Bull

Sunday, 17 March 2024 at 00:15
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Sergio Perez, who has been with the team for multiple seasons, is now named the big reason behind the previous departures of numerous drivers.
Red Bull Racing F1 driver Sergio Perez joined his current team before the 2021 season. In 2024, he will complete his fourth and last season with the team, as defined by his current contract.
However, that doesn't mean it will be his last season ever with Red Bull. Both Helmut Marko and Christian Horner said they would surely consider Perez a valid candidate for the seat if he improved his performance.
So far, the 34-year-old has finished twice in second place, which is pretty much where his team wants him to be. Jack Doohan said he is doing just enough to retain his seat at the moment.
On the other hand, even though there is currently no better seat in F1, Perez suggested he is not sure yet whether he wants to stay with the Austrian team.
During his most recent appearance on the Beyond the Grid podcast, the Mexican driver explained the negative side associated with driving for Red Bull.

"There's always pressure in Formula 1, you have to remember that we are at the pinnacle of the sport. So there's always pressure, you always have to deliver at all conditions, at all races, that's normal."

The team from Milton Keynes currently has one long-term driver- Max Verstappen. It is fair to say he has been doing well with the team with his three consecutive World Championship titles in the last three years.
However, the seat next to the Dutchman exchanged four drivers while he was with the team. First, there was Daniel Ricciardo, then Pierre Gasly, then Alex Albon, and finally Sergio Perez. The 34-year-old believes the pressure is why so many drivers just couldn't stay with the team.

"But at Red Bull, it certainly has changed a bit. I mean, there's a reason why lots of drivers haven't survived, because the amount of pressure, the amount of focus on yourself, they don't measure the same, all the teams – I feel like how they measure at Red Bull is different to any anyone else."