Helmut Markoformer Red Bull driver and advisor, addressed the future of Sergio 'Checo' Pérezafter the Mexican has only achieved one podium in the last five races, with one retirement and a tenth place as a result of the two most recent races in Japan and Qatar.
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"I repeat, Pérez has a contract and we respect it", reiterated the Austrian in statements to Sport1.
We will do everything we can to get it back to normal. We don't have alternatives either. Otherwise I may have a problem," he pointed out, somewhat more ambiguous about the continuity of the 33-year-old driver in the Austrian team.
'Checo' Pérez He remains in second place in the Drivers' World Championship. The man from Guadalajara has 224 points and his closest pursuer is Lewis Hamilton with 194 points. There are five dates left until the 2023 F1 season ends.
On the other hand, he acknowledged that "only" the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) "can keep up with Max Verstappen."
"At the moment, I only see one person who could get close to Max (Verstappen) and that is Fernando Alonso," praised the Austrian, highlighting the seven podiums achieved by the Asturian, the driver who is not 'energetic' who has won the most He has climbed into the 'box' this season.
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