Sergio Perez speaks out on risk of Daniel Ricciardo stealing his F1 seat | F1 | Sport

Sergio Perez insists he’s not involved about Daniel Ricciardo taking his Pink Bull seat after the Aussie returned to the staff as a reserve driver. Perez has two years remaining on his Pink Bull deal however he is aware of a poor 12 months might go away 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 12 months whereas rediscovering his love for the game.

Stress constructed between the 2 present Pink Bull drivers in the direction of the tip of the season, resulting in rumours that Ricciardo might substitute Perez if that continues subsequent 12 months. However the Mexican just isn’t fretting about his future.

“I am very relaxed,” Perez informed Sky Sports activities. “We dwell below a number of strain all the time, it would not change something from my facet.

“I feel it’s a nice achievement for the staff to have a driver like Daniel and he’s going to contribute quite a bit.

“He is a good man. He’s one in every of he guys that I get on with probably the most within the paddock so it’s simply nice to have Daniel within the staff and from my facet it would not change something.”

Pink Bull staff principal Christian Horner has make clear how he plans to utilise Ricciardo’s expertise and expertise.

“With the calls for which might be on the race drivers today, simply from a advertising perspective alone, that we’re very energetic as a staff, we do many, many present runs and occasions,” defined Horner.

“To have a driver of Daniel’s profile and historical past with the staff throughout the group is simply an asset for us. It signifies that he retains in contact with Components 1, and we’ll clearly be utilizing him on the simulator as properly.

“He’ll be attending doubtlessly some occasions, in fact if he does signal a contract. I’m certain that may all change into clear within the occasion of him signing a contract.”

Horner additionally reassured Perez over his future, added: “Daniel’s contract could be very particular for a particular cause.

“We’ve got 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 12 months, the constructors’ championship that we haven’t gained for eight years is an exceptional achievement, and clearly the mixture of each drivers’ factors contributions.

“The 2 drivers, they do have a superb relationship. They’ve raced properly for the staff, and we’ve acquired no cause to see that being any completely different tomorrow or at some stage in their contractual dedication to the staff thereafter.”

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