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Helmut Marko’s Sergio Perez U-turn following Daniel Ricciardo assembly: ‘Nothing is 100% sure in F1’ | F1

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Perez is underneath contract with Crimson Bull for the 2024 season and each staff principal Christian Horner and Marko had beforehand insisted that the Mexican will probably be retained alongside Max Verstappen subsequent yr.

However with Perez’s performances persevering with to stay underneath intense scrutiny amid teammate Verstappen’s domination, Marko now says there isn’t any assure that Perez will probably be driving for Crimson Bull subsequent yr. 

“Nothing is one hundred pc sure in System 1, it simply doesn’t exist,” the Austrian instructed Kleine Zeitung. 

“There are at all times performance-related conditions someplace that have to be mentioned. We’ll have a look and talk about learn how to proceed in Zandvoort, then we’ll know extra.”

Marko revealed he additionally held a gathering with Daniel Ricciardo in Graz over the summer season. 

The Australian returned to F1 as a mid-season substitute for the underperforming Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri and has already made his need to drive for Crimson Bull once more clear. 

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Ricciardo’s shock comeback has elevated the strain on Perez, who’s 125 factors behind Verstappen within the championship. 

“We noticed one another, that’s clear when he involves Graz,” Marko added. 

“He has a really optimistic persona, a profitable profession, and unimaginable expertise. His momentum and vigour brought about an actual jolt at AlphaTauri. That was an actual increase of motivation.”

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