One more Grand Prix this weekend in Hungary and then the summer break for Formula 1 begins. The factories will close for a while, but that does not mean that the teams will stand still, because the offices will continue working and the management of the teams She will be very busy, because August is usually the time to negotiate new contracts with the pilots.
Sergio Pérez seems to be confident in his performance test in Red Bull. In an interview with the chain RTL Germany, the team advisor, Helmut Marko, says they are satisfied with the Mexican and that he is seriously considering an option to establish a new agreement with the 31-year-old that would keep him at Red Bull beyond 2021.
The Milton Keynes team wants to close all of next month, according to statements from the team’s adviser. “Then we should be ready to announce our driver duos for both Red Bull and AlphaTauri. In principle we want to keep the existing pairs. [Verstappen-Pérez y Gasly-Tsunoda]. But that takes time, we are analyzing all the facts that are relevant. “
Pérez is having a very volatile season. He is currently fifth in the championship, behind Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas. The 31-year-old’s victory in Azerbaijan and third place in France were the most notable, but there were also lesser-performing weekends, most recently in Great Britain, where he finished 16th.
On sister team AlphaTauri, the cards also appear to be shuffled. Pierre Gasly is doing fine, but Yuki Tsunoda he is still struggling to get used to Formula 1. However, Marko continues to trust the Japanese driver. In particular, his move to Italy, where he now lives near the AlphaTauri factory, was “a positive step,” according to Marko, adding that “there may be something in it.”