“I wouldn’t say it was like a low point”– Sergio Perez had no feel to mourn while losing his Aston Martin spot to Sebastian Vettel.
2021 was a grand shuffling period in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel’s move created a domino effect and allowed Carlos Saiz to replace him, who Daniel Ricciardo replaced, and Fernando Alonso returned to F1 to replace the Australian at Alpine.
At this moment, Sergio Perez, who was the first one to be displaced, remained without a team for long. The Mexican shared his thoughts when he heard the news of Vettel replacing him.
“I think when you get into Formula 1, you know it is not forever, and one day you are going to be out of it. It is the nature of the sport, and you have to be prepared for it.
“You just have to give it every single thing you can with every opportunity and be happy.”
Glory days in Red Bull
One of the reasons Perez wasn’t upset about losing his spot at his previous team was because he eyed for a better move after his record best season in F1, and he managed to bag one with Red Bull, and after six races with his new team, he registered his career 2nd win.
“We’ve done a lot of stuff in the first few races as a team, but there has to be more to come. I think especially in Monaco Q3, we missed out there. We didn’t have the pace to be on pole position, but we shouldn’t have qualified in P9. That basically ruined our weekend.
“It is certainly the area that I have the most potential to improve on. We have a good car and a competitive package, but we cannot forget the competition.
“We don’t seem to have just two teams like it was before. Now it’s three, four teams on a weekend that can deliver strong results. So it’s very important for us to get everything right.”