Perez will get them a mature, experienced view and one with the talent of being able to last tires like crazy. That'll help them develop the car even better.
Sergio isn't doing too bad, he's a bit behind the championship, but then he needs to come up to speed to in the RB car and he looks like he's getting there.
I don't think Sergio is as intense and competitive as Daniel was, but i'd argue he's like the Webber and Coulthard they had before.
That said, if Mercedes doesn't sign George for 2022, we could see Marko make a bold move and snatch George from them.
Whether that is a smart move for Russell to go with is another thing to concider, but i would argue that if by now Mercedes has not made it clear he's getting a race seat for 2022 @ AMG,
then he really needs to concider his options. Hamilton seems to be going nowhere but stay where he is, and that really puts a big question mark on Russell's potential to go to the main team.
Any other Mercedes-powered team like Mclaren or Aston, whether he even gets a seat there, at the best gets him a win, but is a sure waste of his talent.
After all, that win is definately possible at RedBull - or perhaps Ferrari soon too - aswell.
And RedBull has been poaching a lot of key Mercedes employees in their ever so invested plan to get back to the top with a top-engine, so RBR is likely to improve it's chances against AMG.
Marko would benefit from the talent that is George Russell, also simply by having that talent aboard, and no matter how much i like Sergio, Russell would beat him like there's no tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Marko also must keep in mind that it is not completely unfathomable that Max leaves. And no matter how 'good' Tsunoda is, i honestly doubt he's as 'super'talented as Max.
Russell i would concider somebody that would actually be comparable. So getting him in the seat next to Max, would be a tactical win.
I would definately concider Verstappen-Russell such a strong pair that it seriously jeapordizes Hamilton-Bottas as a pair in the WCC race.
Ferrari imho is the place to go to achieve no results in the end, so i wouldn't go that route if i was George.
Either way, Mercedes MUST sign Russell alongside Hamilton for 2022 to use his potential.
The only way I could see Mercedes 'keeping' Russell and still play it safe, is to ditch Bottas, and get either Daniel, Norris or Vettel aboard.
That way they could bring Russell to Mclaren, where he atleast has a decent shot at F1 in his career.
The other would be Aston, but i think they need to invest more. It would be, imho, as good a 'shot' at his F1 career, as Alonso right now @ Alpine.
Let's see what the Spanish GP delivers though.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.