wowgr8 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:49 pm
I don't know what Horner and Marko see in Perez. Horner always praises him despite his diabolical performances post France, then giving him the extension? I feel sorry for Max really, the WCC is easily Mercedes but Max will struggle in the Drivers championship without a rear gunner
Why would Red Bull pass up on Bottas??
Because the problem is Red Bull not Perez and the team knows it.
Like the old saying, once is an accident, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action. Or in this case something going seriously wrong at Red Bull for the second driver.
Gasly impressed as a rookie at TR, has been both extremely fast and extremely consistent since returning to Alpha Tauri, yet struggled at RBR and couldn't really get anywhere near Max. Okay, that could be a fluke.
Albon again impressed at TR, got promoted to RBR and immediately struggled, nowhere near Max in race or quali. And we know Albon is good, he came through from F2 with close rivals Russell and Norris, both hugely talented. So 2 times, that's a strong coincidence.
And now Perez, very experienced and absolutely brilliant in the Racing Point last year, moves to Red Bull and you guessed it, immediately struggling, can't get near Max.
Three fast/talented drivers, all badly struggling at RBR. So either Max Verstappen is the reincarnated talent of Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna combined making a midfield car look like a championship contender or there's a real problem at Red Bull. Probably the car in all honesty, at least that seems to be what Marko and Horner think now. We've all seen Ricciardo's problems at McLaren to know that sometimes it can be really hard to get on top of a car that requires a unique driving style.
Dropping in another driver would not help, all Red Bull can really do is wait for 2022 and hope the all new car provides a reset.