Red Bull’s Contingency Plan: Daniel Ricciardo Considered as Sergio Perez’s Replacement
As Formula 1’s 2023 season approaches, there’s an intriguing scenario unfolding in the Red Bull Racing camp. Recent months have witnessed Sergio Perez’s position at Red Bull come under increasing scrutiny, largely due to a mid-season performance dip. This drop in form, with a string of races where he failed to reach Q3 and scored just five points in the last three races, has raised questions about his future with the team.
Despite holding a contract until the end of 2024, speculation has grown that Perez and Red Bull might part ways at the conclusion of this season. Rumors even circulated suggesting that Perez could announce his retirement at his home race, the Mexico City Grand Prix. However, a source close to the situation dismissed these claims as “completely false” and “absolutely not happening.”