Why Red Bull Needed Sergio Perez

Dec 19, 2020, 09:59 PM

Red Bull Racing needed Sergio Perez just as much as the Mexican needed the team for 2021. We're looking forward to a Max Verstappen vs. Sergio Perez battle, are you, too?

After being let-go unexpectedly, Sergio Perez raced the season of his life to convince Red Bull Racing to hire him for 2021. Just getting a top team drive is a victory for Sergio 'Checo' Perez. But in this Pits to Podium segment, Soumil and Kunal discuss why Red Bull Racing needed Sergio Perez as their second driver for the 2021 Formula 1 season. The reasons are more than one!

Also in this episode - we discuss the cyclical nature of junior driver programs, how soon before a Red Bull Junior Driver replaces Perez at the team. And of course, who could get the nod first - Pierre Gasly or Alexander Albon?

(Season 2020, Episode 66)

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Stats courtesy:
Sundaram Ramaswami & Nithyanand Ram
Image courtesy: Red Bull Racing