Sergio Perez: Spanish driver Carlos Sainz believes Sergio Perez has been treated unfairly by Aston Martin by asking him to leave to make way for Sebastian Vettel.
Everyone saw it coming, and it happened, eventually. Sebastian Vettel was announced as the Aston Martin driver for 2021, Racing Point’s re-branded avatar. Vettel has had a torrid last season with Ferrari, so F1 fans are naturally happy about him. But, the way Sergio Perez has been booted out has angered fans across the globe, especially in his homeland Mexico.
Carlos Sainz is angry for Sergio Perez…
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Not just outside the F1 paddock, but even drivers are expressing their hurt at how the entire saga transpired. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, who incidentally will be joining Ferrari replacing Vettel, has spoken for his friend Sergio Perez. He is angry at hopes Perez finds a competitive drive in F1 soon, something the Mexican thoroughly deserves.
”It does make me angry, because I have a good relationship with him and respect him very much as a driver. I hope he will soon find a seat in Formula 1 that he is happy with and that can be competitive in 2022.”
Carlos Sainz says there are “many other interests” in F1
Sainz has also spoken powerfully on teams not solely focusing on performance, and having their vested interests. This is ironically true of his future employers Ferrari the most, who infamously removed Kimi Raikkonen to team up Brazilian Felipe Massa and Spaniard Fernando Alonso. All this to please a sponsor which wanted to expand its market in the South American country.
”This shows once again that F1 is not just about your performance. If it was only about performance, Racing Point would never get rid of it. There are many other interests in Formula 1. Now the team in which he has trusted for years and has saved him from bankruptcy is just dropping him.”