Christian Horner leaves Checo Perez’s destiny as much as himself at Crimson Bull

Christian Horner, the workforce principal of Crimson Bull racing declares that the way forward for Sergio “Checo” Perez is determined by his outcomes subsequent System 1 season.

Horner has repeatedly backed Perez all through 2023 and as soon as once more got here to his protection by making certain he is not going to be booted out previous to the beginning of the 2024 season and that Checo Perez can prolong his keep at Crimson Bull past 2024 if he delivers on outcomes.

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“We’re in a luxurious place the place there are an terrible lot of people who wish to be sat in that automotive,” Horner stated to Speedcafe. “We simply must weigh up what’s finest for the workforce.

“It is Checo’s seat to lose. He is the incumbent of that seat, and lots will rely upon how subsequent season goes for him.

“However we’re not wanting expertise inside the group and, clearly, outdoors of the group there’s been important curiosity as effectively.”

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As Horner alludes to, there’s a string of drivers who would line as much as declare that seat from Perez akin to Daniel Ricciardo, Yuki Tsunoda and Liam Lawson from inside Crimson Bull’s pool alone.

Outdoors of them, McLaren’s Lando Norris is commonly tipped and, in accordance with Horner, even Lewis Hamilton enquired about making a change from Mercedes to Crimson Bull.

Regardless of that, Horner staunchly backed Perez, even from Helmut Marko, a Crimson Bull adviser, and stated that was due to the Mexican’s expertise, not due to industrial pursuits as Mika Hakkinen alluded to.

“We actually galvanised behind him and actually supported him,” added Horner. “Clearly, he had a troublesome spell, however as a workforce, we helped him by that, he got here out the opposite aspect, ending second within the drivers’ championship. It was his best-ever end result.

Checo is within the automotive based mostly on advantage as a result of we imagine he’s the most effective driver to be alongside Max [Verstappen]. It has nothing to do with any of our companions.”

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