Sport F1 2020: Perez awaits Red Bull decision as he considers year out of motorsport

20:40  26 november  2020
20:40  26 november  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

Vips joins Red Bull as F1 reserve driver for F1 Turkish GP

  Vips joins Red Bull as F1 reserve driver for F1 Turkish GP Formula 2 driver Juri Vips will join Red Bull and sister Formula 1 team AlphaTauri to serve as its reserve driver for this weekend's Turkish Grand PrixVips, 20, has been part of the Red Bull junior programme since the end of 2018, and had been due to race in Super Formula this year, only for continuing travel restrictions to complicate his plans.

According to Sergio Perez , either he ’ll be sitting in the cockpit of a Red Bull next year , or sitting on his sofa at home, with the Mexican driver telling the media Perez found out ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix that he would be replaced at the Racing Point squad for 2021 by current Ferrari driver Sebastian

Sergio Perez said he still has his sights set on a seat next to Max Verstappen at Red Bull for 2021, but the outgoing Racing Point driver needs them to make a decision soon Asked if he could confirm he was in talks with the team or if he 'd rule them out as an option, Perez said: “I don’t rule them out .

Sergio Perez accepts his last hope of driving in Formula One next season rests on Red Bull's decision about their 2021 line-up - but vowed his best years are ahead of him.

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses posing for the camera: Sergio Perez © Getty Images Sergio Perez

Mexican Perez sits fourth in the driver standings this season, after a second-placed finish last time out in Turkey, but he will lose his Racing Point seat to Sebastian Vettel at the end of the campaign.

The future of Alex Albon at Red Bull is unclear, with speculation that he could be replaced.

Red Bull are still assessing their options, with three races remaining in 2020 and third-placed Max Verstappen having scored 170 points this season to ninth-placed Albon's haul of just 70 so far.

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  Red Bull: Full grid for 2021 buys time for Albon F1 decision Christian Horner says the fact that all other seats look taken on the Formula 1 grid for 2021 has bought Red Bull more time to decide on Alexander Albon's futureRed Bull is currently weighing up whether to keep Albon with the team for 2021 alongside Max Verstappen following a difficult first full season.

Sergio Perez says he 'cannot' wait too long for Red Bull to decide on its final 2021 Formula 1 driver line-up, after admitting a move there is an option. Sources have suggested that Perez 's representative and Red Bull have already opened talks about the possibilities of a deal for next year .

Last weekend, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said he was confident that both Hulkenberg However, despite the clear attraction of a Red Bull seat, Perez says he cannot wait for too much Lewis Hamilton added further fuel to Formula 1 's crazy 2020 driver market when he suggested at

Perez, who has 100 points, said in a news conference on Thursday, ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix: "Right now, we're just waiting on the decision, what they decide to do, so that's out of my hands.

"I'm just approaching these three races as usual, trying to focus on the job, keep delivering and the rest is out of my hands."

Quoted on the official F1 website, Perez said: "There's only one option. I've said it before, but I've been here so many years, I want to keep going.

"I think I'm at the peak of my career, but I also want to keep going with a reason, with a plan, with a good project, so I think if there's not a good project to keep my motivation to give 100 per cent, I'd rather not take it."

The former Sauber, McLaren and Force India driver is only 30 years old and looks set to achieve his highest career finish in the championship.

Verstappen too impatient: Helmut Marko explains what went wrong

 Verstappen too impatient: Helmut Marko explains what went wrong © Motorsport Images Max Verstappen admits that Istanbul was not one of his best races When rain specialist Max Verstappen only 1.6 seconds ahead at a Grand Prix like the one in Turkey When his team-mate Alexander Albon crosses the finish line, something cannot have been one hundred percent right. And so it was, as the analysis of the Red Bull team after the race in Istanbul has shown. "Actually everything went wrong for us," said the sixth of the race (44.9 seconds behind winner Lewis Hamilton)

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Red Bull . Renault. Sergio Perez will not be able to race in this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone after he tested positive for Covid-19. "The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 have provided for swift containment of an incident that will have no wider impact on this weekend’s

Perez had been linked with Williams until they confirmed George Russell would retain his seat yet could soon find himself with nowhere to turn.

Should he run out of options for next year, Perez indicated he would not look to race outside Formula One, with his focus likely to switch to securing the best possible drive for the 2022 season.

"There are options out there already for 2022 but obviously it's early to commit to them or think about them," Perez told Sky Sports.

"The short-term plan is I want to continue in the sport. I'm 30 years old and I think I have my best years ahead of me.

"If I'm not here next year, I'll be at home taking a year out, seeing if I really miss this life and really miss the racing and take a decision on what I'm going to do next."

Perez already has options for 2022 Formula 1 return .
Sergio Perez claims he already has options to secure a Formula 1 comeback in 2022 if he is forced to take a sabbatical next year . © LAT Images Perez already has options for 2022 Formula 1 return Perez has two races remaining with the Racing Point team before leaving after it opted to trigger an exit clause in his contract so it could sign four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari.After being rebuffed by Williams and missing out on seats at Haas and Alfa Romeo, Perez has been left chasing the vacant seat at Red Bull as his only option to stay in F1 full-time next year.

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