Amidst rumors of Sergio Perez’s Red Bull exit, new reports suggest his contract renewal to prepare for Lando Norris’ entry

New reports claimed that the leading McLaren driver, Lando Norris, will be seen driving the Red Bull beyond the 2025 season as Max Verstappen’s teammate.


Amidst rumors of Sergio Perez’s Red Bull exit, new reports suggest his contract renewal to prepare for Lando Norris’ entry

Sergio perez and Lando Norris (via imago)

Sergio Perez has had a turbulent 2023 season in his Red Bull, however, the Mexican driver is still under contract to drive the title-winning car in 2024. Many reports have claimed that Red Bull will likely replace Perez at the end of his term, but the identity of the replacement will be a point of speculation until the end of next year. Presently, multiple reports have claimed a McLaren driver to be on Red Bull’s radar for taking over Perez’s seat in 2025.

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Lando Norris, currently leading the charge of the Papaya Army as they bathe in the glory of their recent resurgence, has been touted to be a future Red Bull driver. Total-Motorsport.com recently claimed that talks between Perez and his team have been scheduled for December. The report claimed that Red Bull will be hoping to keep Sergio Perez as a driver in 2024 while waiting for Norris’s deal with McLaren to expire.

The British driver is slated to drive the McLaren in 2024 but hasn’t got a contract for 2025. The report from Total-Motorsport claims that Red Bull are keen to step into a negotiation with the driver for 2025. Christian Horner, the Boss at Red Bull has already been spotted singing Norris’s praise. It will be interesting to see whether Lando Norris decides to hang up his orange leathers for a fresh set of Navy Blue as next season approaches.

Lando Norris reveals the reason behind his failure to win a Grand Prix

Despite his impressive performances in Formula 1, including a string of strong second-place finishes since the summer break, Lando Norris has yet to secure his first race win. As he completed his 100th Grand Prix start at the US Grand Prix, Norris opened up about this ongoing quest. He acknowledged that his situation differs from that of other drivers, like Lewis Hamilton, who entered McLaren when the team was consistently winning races.

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Lando Norris (via imago)
Lando Norris (via imago)

Norris highlighted the importance of context in his career, emphasizing that he has not had the car capable of securing a victory.

I’ve done five years already not being able to win a race because I’ve just not had the car to do so. Compared to other people, you know, they’re in different situations – Lewis came into McLaren when they were winning races. So if anyone asks me, ‘are you trying to do what Lewis did?’ I’d go ‘no,’ because you can’t – it’s just not the same.

While Norris remains determined to achieve his primary goal of winning a Grand Prix, he expressed a strong focus on improving his overall racecraft. His goals still revolve around winning races and championships, and he recognizes the need to maximize his individual performance.McLaren’s remarkable improvement during the season has further fueled discussions about Norris’s elusive first win. The British driver’s undeniable talent and dedication are evident, and he continues to work hard to attain Formula 1 glory, maybe that glory will come in a shape of a certain Navy Blue car with orange and red streaks.