Well i think we all saw that one coming… I’m not shocked really! Perez has done an absolute brilliant season at racing point for 2020, showing he deserves a seat where ever that may be and RedBull clearly thought he is the right fit for them.
It’s not like RedBull to look outside their own driving program when it comes to filling seats of drivers who have under performed. Perez has signed a one year deal with the team. Making Albon be the reserve and test driver with a focus on 2022 development, simulator work and tyre testing.
Will Perez be able to match up to Verstappen… If anything I think they may not get along, I feel like Perez could take away podiums from Verstappen or potentially wins. Which is not a bad thing for the RedBull team but it makes it difficult for the team mates. At least they will both be consistent hopefully and bring the fight to the Mercedes.
Perez finished this season fourth in the championship behind his new team mate with 125 points, it’s definitely going to be an interesting year with the new team mates. Perez said that ”The chance to race for a championship contending team is somEthing i’ve been hoping for since i joined F1 and it will be a proud moment to step onto the grid in the red bull colours” Well it looks like the Mexican has some winning mentality and so does the team his stepping into.