Helmut Marko admits that Checo Perez is the very best Crimson Bull choice for 2025

As negotiations proceed for the renewal of Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez’s contract with Crimson Bull, there are constructive indicators that the profitable partnership that has yielded important achievements for the Austrian outfit will proceed.

Helmut Marko, the crew’s chief advisor and a notable critic of Checo Perez up to now, has expressed optimism about his future with Crimson Bull. Marko acknowledged that the 34-year-old Mexican is more likely to keep on for an additional 12 months, particularly given his present place as runner-up within the drivers’ championship.

In an interview with the Austrian regional each day ‘Kleine Zeitung’, Marko emphasised Perez’s dedication and enchancment throughout the crew, noting that Perez has acknowledged the errors of his previous method.

Marko highlighted Perez’s alignment with Max Verstappen’s automotive setup, which has contributed to his latest success.

“It is clear that ‘Checo’ is having his greatest season since he is been with us,” Marko advised Kleine Zeitung.

“If he maintains this efficiency, as he did in qualifying in Japan, then he will certainly be the most suitable choice for Crimson Bull in 2025.”

Will the drivers accessible change Crimson Bull’s thoughts?

Marko additionally addressed the challenges of securing one other top-tier driver like Spaniard Carlos Sainz for Crimson Bull. Sainz, who is ready to go away Ferrari on the finish of 2024, has reportedly acquired a profitable provide from Audi that Crimson Bull can not match or exceed.

With restricted choices for accessible seats in 2025, Marko indicated that Crimson Bull is concentrated on retaining Perez, who’s experiencing his strongest season but.

He acknowledged the aggressive panorama in Components 1, significantly with Audi’s entry into the game in 2026 following its acquisition of the Sauber crew.

Reflecting on Crimson Bull’s historical past with Sainz throughout his tenure at Toro Rosso alongside Max Verstappen, Marko acknowledged the disappointment Sainz felt when Crimson Bull opted for Verstappen’s promotion to the senior crew.

Regardless of previous selections, Marko emphasised Crimson Bull’s dedication to nurturing expertise and securing the very best lineup transferring ahead.

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