Helmut Marko Assures Sergio Perez of Red Bull Seat, but Calls for Improvement
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has provided an update on Sergio Perez’s future with the team, stating that the Mexican driver doesn’t need to worry about his Red Bull seat for now. Marko emphasized that Perez’s position is secure because there is currently no one within Red Bull’s ranks who could replace him.
Perez’s struggles continued in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as he failed to make it into Q3 and qualified in P16. This marked his fifth consecutive early exit and his third Q1 failure of the season. Perez had hoped for a clear track after a red flag late in Q1 but ended up waiting for nearly nine minutes at the end of the pit lane, resulting in compromised tyre temperatures.