“Hopefully not Mick to replace Perez!” – Helmut Marko laughs off Ralf Schumacher
According to Ralf Schumacher, Sergio Perez’s future at Red Bull is uncertain. However, Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko responded humorously, hoping that Schumacher was not suggesting Mick Schumacher as Perez’s replacement. While Perez has a contract with Red Bull until the end of next season, there has been intense pressure on him to perform well. Marko initially voiced a harsher opinion, but team principal Christian Horner backed Perez. Marko clarified that Perez has a contractual guarantee until 2024, but he didn’t explicitly confirm his presence on the team for the next season. Marko acknowledged Perez’s talent but also mentioned that he sometimes fails to fully utilize the car’s potential. Red Bull aims to continue their winning streak at the Italian Grand Prix, with Marko acknowledging the possibility while also acknowledging that anything can happen in Formula 1.