Sergio Perez: Where will Racing Point driver go next season, while the constructors contact Sebastian Vettel with Lance Stroll’s future guarded.
Sergio Perez’s future seems to be uncertain at the Racing Point once again, last time it happened in 2018 when Lawrence Stroll took over the Force India from Vijay Mallya.
It was obvious that he will bring along his son Lance Stroll to the team, who was back then racing for Williams, hence one of Esteban Ocon and Perez had to quit his seat to make way for the 21-year-old.
Considering the individual sponsors of Perez brought in huge funding to the team, Ocon had to leave the paddock and remain as the reserve Mercedes driver for a year until Renault picked him.
But this time, the sword is at Perez’s neck with Aston Martin (successor of Racing Point) is in contact with Sebastian Vettel for next year, as the German driver has already announced his departure from Ferrari.
Aston Martin has huge aspirations for 2021 and Vettel has the capability of making them true, plus the brand he will be bringing on the table is unquestionable.
Even though Perez is a talented driver and makes most out of the car with 7 podiums in his career so far decorating his portfolio but at the end of the day, he has no match to the 4-time World Champion, even if he is about to be a shadow of his former self.
On other hand, Lance was born with the silver-spoon, and despite the unwanted tag of the paid driver, his position in Racing Point is secure for the foreseeable future with his father guaranteeing him his career.
Lawrence Stroll deciding which driver to get rid of to make room for Sebastian Vettel pic.twitter.com/aqjKFNi6JV
— Tom Bellingham (@TommyWTF1) July 14, 2020
Thus, it is Perez, who will face the axe, but still, Perez will still carry the heavy moneybag from his sponsors even after leaving the doors of Racing Point and any midtable team would happily accept him for it.
Where will Sergio Perez go?
At the moment, only two teams are coming in mind, the first probable team is Alfa Romeo (formerly Sauber), provided Kimi Raikkonen takes the retirement and one of the seats go vacant.
Perez has a decorated past with Alfa Romeo and could be given a chance if Perez leaves his current team and Raikkonen decides to take retirement, which is a huge possibility.
Apart from Alfa Romeo, Haas also looks to be in contention. The only American team on the grid is under a dire situation, with the team nearing an exit from the sport due to a lack of performative returns.
The owner of the team has often mentioned that either the team will receive huge financial cuts or overall withdrawal if things remain the same. Thus, a huge check from Perz’s sponsors can be a lifeline and another chance for Haas.