Ross Brawn believes it could be “a tragedy” if Sergio Perez is unable to safe himself a seat in Method 1 subsequent season.
Forward of the marketing campaign set to shut with a triple-header within the Center East, Perez finds himself ready on Purple Bull’s determination over whether or not it intends to stick with Alex Albon for subsequent 12 months.
One deadline has been and gone, resulting in group principal Christian Horner then extending it to the top of this 12 months with the intention to give the Thai-British driver each alternative to show himself regardless of him amassing simply seven factors within the final 5 races.
In stark distinction, Perez is the one driver apart from Hamilton to attain factors in each race by which he has competed this season.
Backing the Mexican, who delivered an excellent drive in Turkey final weekend to safe second behind Hamilton, F1’s managing director motorsports Brawn mentioned: “Perez put in a terrific efficiency, and I’ve mentioned earlier than, it could be a tragedy if he isn’t in F1 subsequent 12 months.
“He greater than deserves his place on the grid. Should you’re a group that desires a aggressive driver to maximise each alternative, Perez is your man.”
Brawn additionally believed Sebastian Vettel once more proved himself along with his efficiency at Istanbul Park, and confirmed why he’s a four-time champion.
Up till claiming his first podium for a 12 months, Vettel’s ultimate season with Ferrari has in any other case been a catastrophe, however Brawn feels the German underlined the outdated adage that ‘kind is momentary, class is everlasting’.
“It was fascinating to observe Sebastian’s efficiency,” added Brawn. “Persons are fast to put in writing any sort of sportsman off if they’ve a quiet interval. Sunday reminded us of his deep expertise.
“He’s been a bit within the shadow of Charles [Leclerc] this 12 months and coming to the top of his Ferrari marriage is just not simple, so I feel the Turkish Grand Prix was a terrific day for him. He didn’t put a foot flawed and was able to pounce when a chance got here up.”
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