Helmut Marko: Fernando Alonso is the only alternative to Sergio Perez


Helmut Marko: Fernando Alonso is the only alternative to Sergio Perez
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There's a lot of speculation surrounding Sergio Perez's future at Red Bull, and whether he'll continue with the team. Perez has faced challenges in meeting his set targets, prompting questions about his tenure with the team.

Helmut Marko, a prominent figure at Red Bull, is optimistic that Perez will rise to meet the team's expectations. The big question is whether Perez will prove himself worthy of a continued role, or if Red Bull's leadership will explore other alternatives.

“I repeat myself, but Perez has a contract and we want to respect it. We’re doing everything we can to get him back on track”. - Helmut Marko said, as quoted by grandpx.news! However, the very next sentence of Marko may cause concern for the Mexican.

Red Bull doesn't seem to see an alternative option at the moment. Still, it is certain that they will consider several options. “We just don’t have any alternatives. Otherwise he might have a problem,” -Marko said.

Fernando Alonso

Although many did not expect Fernando Alonso to be one of the candidates, Marko emphasized that he sees only him as someone who could succeed Perez. “At the moment I only see one person who could come close to keeping up with Max – Fernando Alonso." Ralf Schumacher is among those who have reservations about Perez's long-term prospects with Red Bull.

According to Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo is poised to take over as the new Red Bull driver. It remains to be seen what Red Bull has in store and whether the new driver can make a significant impact. “At the moment it speaks in favour of Marko and Red Bull that they respect Perez’s contract,” he said.

“But I am firmly convinced that they will replace him with Daniel Ricciardo at the beginning of next season if he continues like this. And unfortunately, I think that will be the case. ”

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