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Sergio Pérez at Silverstone
Sergio Pérez at Silverstone

Perez answers rumours: ‘Not worried about any of that’

After Ricciardo was announced back at AlphaTauri, the position of Perez at Red Bull seems more unstable

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Red Bull driver Sergio Perez answered rumours about his permanence at Red Bull stating the team is fully backing him and he remains “not too concerned” about the situation. 

Sergio Pérez during the British GP at Silverstone
Sergio Pérez during the British GP. Image Credit: Red Bull Content Pool

Sergio Perez is currently at the centre of the rumours going around in the Circus. The Mexican driver has not made a Q3 appearance in the last five races shading doubts about his future with Milton Keynes. In particular, yesterday Red Bull announced that former Red Bull driver and now reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo will immediately take the wheel to replace rookie Nyck De Vries from the Hungarian GP for the rest of the season.

Although the decision is not directly affecting Perez’s position at Red Bull, many considered Ricciardo’s comeback as a strong warning for Checo who is now at risk of being demoted to AlphaTauri, a faith previously suffered by the likes of Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly.

However, Perez recently discussed with Autosport his position within the Milton Keynes team. A veteran of the sport and its silly season, Checo expressed his lack of concern with the voices surrounding him: “I couldn’t care less if I’m honest about that. I’ve been in F1 13 years, and I’ve seen it all. Not worried about any of that. I’m mainly focused on getting my season on track and making sure I keep enjoying this.”

Perez: “Red Bull is fully backing me”

He then went on to clear rumours on Red Bull’s backing: “I have full support from Helmut [Marko] and Christian [Horner]. The whole team is fully backing me, and they know what I can do. They know my potential, and they are fully behind me.”

Furthermore, “not too concerned” by his recent lack of performance during qualifying, Perez also gave insights on how he will try to turn the season around: “The positive thing is that the pace is there on Sundays, that, at the end of the day, is when the points are given. But we just have to sort out and have a clean weekend because the pace is there.

“I think it’s with my driving, how I’m approaching the Saturdays, how we’re doing it as a team, we just have to figure it out.”

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