Sergio Perez to Red Bull: Martin Brundle feels Sergio Perez has put himself firmly in contention for a Red Bull seat after Turkish GP podium.
Former F1 driver and Sky expert commentator Martin Brundle was all praise for Sergio Perez after his brilliant podium at Istanbul Park. Perez is a free agent after this season, and firmly in the running for a Red Bull seat in 2021. And after equalling his podium finish in 2012, Brundle feels he would be good business for the energy drinks company.
“The soon to be unemployed Perez in the Racing Point showed his class and experience almost as well as Hamilton.”
“His pace and racecraft were excellent, and despite being passed by Charles Leclerc four corners from home, he still managed to seize second place back to equal his best-ever result achieved back in 2012, and his ninth podium.”
That Red Bull contract for Sergio Perez needs to be
First thing Monday morning
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Sergio Perez is only the fourth driver to win 100 points this season, after Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and Max Verstappen. To be ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc, and Alex Albon despite missing out on two races is an achievement Helmut Marko shouldn’t overlook.
“Surely he’s firmly on Red Bull’s radar if they decide to change Alex Albon. Perez could undoubtedly have had podiums in Austria, Portimao, and Imola too but for some bad luck. And he missed two races with Covid.”
Lance Stroll much more than a ‘pay driver’
Lance Stroll had a disappointing end to his race, finishing P9 after starting from pole for the first time in his career. The 2016 F3 champion did enough to prove his critics wrong after impressively leading more than half the race. His race unraveled after switching to new inters, with multiple drivers overtaking him.
“Stroll led impressively from pole position, even building a lead of 10 seconds over his team-mate Sergio Perez. But eventually, when he came under pressure from Perez and then pitted for new Intermediate tyres on lap 36, his race began to unravel and his hitherto very calm driving became too aggressive.”
Racing Point later revealed the primary reason for Lance Stroll’s downfall in the race. His race might have been disappointing, all in all, but passed the reputation check with flying colors.
“Racing Point has since said they discovered damage to the underside of the car’s front wing after the race.”