Red Bull Racing announced on Friday that Sergio Perez who took victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain will replace Alex Albon for 2021 as Max Verstappen’s team mate.

Speaking about the news, Team Principal Christian Horner commented saying:

Alex is a valued member of the Team and we thought long and hard about this decision. Having taken our time to evaluate all the relevant data and performances we have decided that Sergio is the right driver to partner Max for 2021 and look forward to welcoming him to Red Bull Racing. Alex remains an important part of our Team as Test and Reserve Driver with a key focus on 2022 development and we would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution.”

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