“I have a lot of interest in other stuff away from racing” – Sergio Perez will take a year off from racing if Red Bull continues with Alex Albon.
Sergio Perez has confirmed on the sidelines of the Bahrain Grand Prix his plans for 2021. His Plan A is Red Bull snapping him up to replace Alex Albon. If not, he will take a sabbatical – not just from F1, but completely from racing. This confirmation applies for the entirety of 2021, but you never say never.
“I am clear about what I want to do.”
“Plan A is to carry on. Plan B is to stop for a year.”
“If I don’t have F1 next year I don’t see myself doing anything else, so I will take a year to consider what I want to do if I really miss it. There is only one option (Red Bull). I want to keep going, I think I am at the peak of my career but I also must keep going with a reason, with a good project, to give my 100 percent.”
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) November 19, 2020
Sergio Perez has non-racing plans if Red Bull continue with Albon
Ever since Sebastian Vettel was confirmed to leave Ferrari, it was expected he will take a ‘sebbatical’. But as it turned out, Aston Martin chose him for their comeback project, leaving them with no choice but to let go of their most loyal driver Sergio Perez. Had Perez been retained, he would have become the only driver to drive for Force India, Racing Point, and Aston Martin.
Well, it is not to be, and with things looking increasingly likely in Alex Albon’s favor, Perez looks to be on the way out of F1 completely. Asked about his plans for 2021, he spoke about spending time with his family and starting something of his own.
“Yeah, I can. I have a lot of interest in other stuff away from racing. I’ve got my family and so many other things. I am still very young, I could see myself later on doing other businesses away from motorsport, not in my 30s but if that comes early, I’m happy to pursue that option. My whole life I have been into motorsport, so I have to see the life outside the sport, how it is, how it suits me.