Purple Bull Racing late final week signed Sergio Perez as a driver for the 2021 Components One World Championship.
Perez had been in search of a brand new seat since September when his present staff, Racing Level, introduced he would get replaced by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in 2021. Racing Level will even be rebranded Aston Martin for the brand new season.
At Purple Bull, Perez will substitute Alexander Albon who will stick to the staff as take a look at and reserve driver for the brand new season. Purple Bull’s different driver for the brand new season will probably be Max Verstappen.
Purple Bull has signed Perez for under the one season, asserting in its assertion that it was impressed with the Mexican driver’s current string of sturdy performances. Perez celebrated his maiden F1 win two weeks in the past on the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, a race wherein he dropped as little as seventeenth at level. Perez additionally managed to complete fourth within the 2020 Drivers’ Championship.
He is additionally confirmed a constant performer. He first joined the game in 2011 with Sauber, and through the years has managed 10 podium finishes, plus the current victory, regardless of by no means driving a top-level automotive.
“The prospect to race for a championship-contending staff is one thing I’ve been hoping for since I joined Components One and will probably be a proud second to step onto the grid in Purple Bull colours alongside Max,” Perez stated in an announcement.
There had been rumblings for the reason that center of the yr that Purple Bull was contemplating changing Albon for the 2021 season. The Thai driver completed eighth within the Drivers’ standings in 2019 and solely improved to seventh this yr.
Looking forward to 2021, there are many further adjustments to the motive force lineups. Recall, Fernando Alonso is ready to return to Renault which will probably be rebranded Alpine. The double world champion is ready to switch Daniel Ricciardo who’s shifting to McLaren because the substitute for Carlos Sainz who in flip is changing Vettel at Ferrari. As well as, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher are set to switch Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at Haas, whereas Yuki Tsunoda is ready to switch Daniil Kvyat at Purple Bull feeder staff AlphaTauri.
The ultimate seat nonetheless pending is Lewis Hamilton’s at Mercedes-Benz AMG, although the lately topped world champion is nearly sure to retain it given his constant high efficiency through the years.