“We are not in a hurry to get anything done soon,” Christian Horner about Sergio Perez’s future in Formula 1

Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner shares the timeline for the decision on Sergio Perez's future in Formula 1.

Christian Horner and Sergio Perez

The world of Formula 1 is highly volatile, with things changing in a blink of an eye. Only twenty spots exist on the current Formula 1 grid and that makes the sport even more cut-throat. At the present, the driver in the last year of his contract is the Mexican, Sergio Perez. The Red Bull driver’s contract terminates at the end of this season, with no future seat available as of yet.

Commencing the 2022 Formula 1 season, the Red Bull team announced a contract extension for their star driver, Max Verstappen. It was a no-brainer for the team as they walked into the season after securing the drivers world championship with him. The Dutch driver’s new contract keeps him with the team until 2028. This leaves the question mark about the other seat at Red Bull and who is destined for it. Team boss, Christian Horner opined by saying that they are in no rush to make this major decision.

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Sergio Perez asserting himself as the favourite for the second Red Bull seat

The Mexican driver has really started the new campaign strongly. He has managed to secure his first pole position of his career and has matched the pace of Verstappen much more this year. Checo faces competition from the likes of Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon and many more for the second Red Bull seat. However, he keeps on delivering great results each race weekend to make his position even safer.

Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner commented on this by saying “He’s driving at a very high level. He’s more comfortable in the team this year. I think the car suits him better. Everybody within the team is very pleased with the job that Checo’s continuing to do. We started to talk [in Miami], but we are not in a hurry to get anything done soon.”

In the drivers world championship, Sergio Perez stands at P3 with a tally of 66 points to his name. The 2022 season still entails a prospect of 18 races yet to come and a decision by Red Bull on the second seat is expected to be made around the summer break.

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