Sergio Perez insists he isn’t involved about Daniel Ricciardo taking his Crimson Bull seat after the Aussie returned to the crew as a reserve driver. Perez has two years remaining on his Crimson Bull deal however he is aware of a poor yr may depart to questions over his future.
Ricciardo is with out a seat for 2023 after being launched by McLaren. He intends to assist Max Verstappen and Perez for a yr whereas rediscovering his love for the game.
Rigidity constructed between the 2 present Crimson Bull drivers in direction of the tip of the season, resulting in rumours that Ricciardo may substitute Perez if that continues subsequent yr. However the Mexican just isn’t fretting about his future.
“I am very relaxed,” Perez informed Sky Sports activities. “We dwell below numerous strain all the time, it would not change something from my aspect.
“I believe it’s a nice achievement for the crew to have a driver like Daniel and he’s going to contribute so much.
“He is a superb man. He’s one in all he guys that I get on with essentially the most within the paddock so it’s simply nice to have Daniel within the crew and from my aspect it would not change something.”
Crimson Bull crew principal Christian Horner has make clear how he plans to utilise Ricciardo’s abilities and expertise.
“With the calls for which might be on the race drivers nowadays, simply from a advertising and marketing perspective alone, that we’re very lively as a crew, we do many, many present runs and occasions,” defined Horner.
“To have a driver of Daniel’s profile and historical past with the crew throughout the group is just an asset for us. It implies that he retains in contact with Method 1, and we’ll clearly be utilizing him on the simulator as properly.
“He’ll be attending doubtlessly some occasions, after all if he does signal a contract. I’m positive that may all turn into clear within the occasion of him signing a contract.”
Horner additionally reassured Perez over his future, added: “Daniel’s contract may be very particular for a particular cause.
“Now we have a contract with Checo for the subsequent two years. What the partnership of Max and Checo has produced has been phenomenal for us, and the 5 1-2 finishes up to now this yr, the constructors’ championship that we haven’t gained for eight years is an exceptional achievement, and clearly the mix of each drivers’ factors contributions.
“The 2 drivers, they do have a very good relationship. They’ve raced properly for the crew, and we’ve obtained no cause to see that being any totally different tomorrow or during their contractual dedication to the crew thereafter.”