As the Formula 1 season walks into its second half part of the races. Red Bull has been making a few changes to their branding team. AlphaTauri had the drivers Nyck de Vries and Yuki Tsunoda driving for them while Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez drive for Red Bull. But with the season finishing 10 of its races, the performances of the drivers are being evaluated.
Daniel Ricciardo joined Red Bull for the season as their third driver and soon had been testing as AlphaTauri’s next driver. When the AlphaTauri driver’s performances were compared, Nyck de Vries seemed to have fallen back. Nyck de Vries, who is a friend of Max Verstappen has not been able to manage in the Formula 1 races as well as Verstappen has. When Nyck de Vries finished out of the points with his best being only a P12.
The decision to replace had been made. Nyck had been the reserve driver for Mercedes before he was moved to AlphaTauri. But his performance in comparison to Yuki was what decided his departure. But he was not the only one in the talks of being replaced. After Nyck was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo in an AlphaTauri, Perez was said to keep his seat at Red Bull.
Does Helmut Marko still want to get rid of Sergio Perez?
Before Nyck’s talk of departure, Perez had been the one at the end of that stick. There had been talks that Sergio Perez was going to be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo. His performance compared to his dominating teammate had been not so impressive over the races. But these rumors had been shut down by Helmut Marko earlier saying that his seat was not in danger.
Recently, he talked about Sergio Perez again after Nyck de Vries had been officially replaced. He had said that it would not make sense to get rid of Perez as of now. Perez who stands second in the Driver’s Standings seems to be safe for now. Therefore, Helmut seems to be keeping him in the Red Bull team.
Helmut Marko said, “Checo is 2nd in the championship, so it would make no sense to want to get rid of him now. His race was also good at Silverstone, but he needs to improve in qualifying.”
Since his race at Silverstone where he started from P15 and had earned himself a P6 in front of Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin. Helmut had talked about Perez’s “impeccable” drive. He had been impressed by his pace. But seems like his spot at Red Bull has been sticking only because of his Driver Standings so far according to Helmut.