Forward of the 2021 F1 season, the 2 groups owned by Purple Bull, the manufacturing unit construction of the identical title and AlphaTauri, have seen modifications of their driving duo. On Milton Keynes’ facet, Sergio Pérez joined Max Verstappen as luxurious quantity 2 whereas prospect Yuki Tsunoda was lined up alongside Pierre Gasly.
The 2 newcomers had a blended first a part of the season for the Mexican and disappointing for the Japanese. Nonetheless Pérez, even when he suffered greater than he anticipated to regulate to his new group, nonetheless made an impression together with his involvement and his teamwork which typically made issues simpler for Verstappen and likewise allowed him to win in Baku.
Whereas indications recommend that Pérez’s one-year contract will probably be prolonged to 2022, Purple Bull sees no level in selling Gasly once more as he occupies a transparent management function at AlphaTauri, Christian Horner, the supervisor of the mom group, for his half, advised that there was no motive to upset the line-ups.
He thus claims that Purple Bull made the appropriate alternative in in search of a driver outdoors of their schedule on the finish of final 12 months, and believes that Pérez has confirmed his value. “Our perspective has all the time been to provide younger individuals an opportunity and I believe Purple Bull, greater than every other group, has executed it”, Horner mentioned. “However each every now and then you must go outdoors this system.”
“It was a daring determination to do it, however I believe it was the appropriate determination. The dynamics within the group [Red Bull Racing] works nicely. Pierre is doing a improbable job at AlphaTauri, and he is nonetheless a Purple Bull driver, so we’re in a great place. “
Pérez’s largest problem this season is getting probably the most out of RB16B in qualifying. Nonetheless, Horner believes the Mexican has already executed what is important by being a disruptive aspect for Mercedes, and typically saving the furnishings.
“I believe Sergio fulfilled the function we hoped for”Horner added. “You noticed him in Baku when he received a victory the day he was in a position to put Lewis [Hamilton] underneath strain. He collected the factors for the constructors’ championship and performed the group’s recreation, as we noticed on the French GP. He is an excellent group participant and we’re very pleased with the job he is doing. “No Video(s) Found