Thailand’s Alex Albon has been sidelined by Red Bull Racing in favour of Racing Point refugee Sergio Perez for the 2021 Formula One season.

Albon, after just two seasons in the premier class, will be kept on as test and reserve driver.

Red Bull Racing principal Christian Horner said the Thai would remain part of his squad’s preparation for major regulation changes in 2022.

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Sergio Perez’s popular Sakhir victory only piled more pressure onto Red Bull Racing and the under-fire Alex Albon switch drivers in 2021.

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Sergio Perez has come from last to first for a sensational comeback win and maiden Formula 1 victory after a Mercedes pit stop blunder cost it a comfortable one-two finish.

The Mexican was punted off the road by an errant Charles Leclerc on the first lap as they battled for third. The crash put the Ferrari driver out of the race and clamed Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen as collateral, but Perez was able to continue, albeit in last place after a pit stop to replace his damaged tyres.

But equipped with fresh rubber Perez made mincemeat of the midfield. He made up seven places in five laps and continued his rise back up to third, an easy pass on his own teammate underlining his ferocious personal pace.

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Sergio Perez has sensationally won his first Formula 1 grand prix from last on the first lap after a Mercedes pit stop blunder and late puncture cost George Russell a chance to regain the lead of the Sakhir GP.

The Racing Point driver was hit by Charles Leclerc at the start of the race in a crash that took out the Monegasque and Max Verstappen, forcing Perez into a costly first-lap pit stop for fresh tires, but the Mexican made rapid progress in the first half of the race before making just one extra stop to rise to third late in the race.

A podium behind a comfortable Russell-led Mercedes one-two was on the cards, but a late-race safety car conspired to lose Mercedes its double podium and promote Perez into a race-winning position.

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Racing Point’s Sergio Perez topped the time sheet in first practice in Formula 1’s first Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, narrowly edging Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.

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Sergio Perez has lauded his fifth-place qualifying effort for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but the two-time Baku podium-getter says standing on the rostrum at this year’s race will be tough.

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Sergio Perez at the United States Grand Prix.

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Stoffel Vandoorne in his garage at the 2018 British Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez has called on Pirelli to produce less predictable tyre compounds after unexpected and sever blistering delivered a tense and strategically fascinating Austrian Grand Prix.Continue reading

Sergio Perez has been left speechless after claiming an expertly judged third place in a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Esteban Ocon leads Force India teammate Sergio Perez at the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.

Neither tyres strategy nor possession of the fastest car decided the Belgian Grand Prix; rather, Force India’s Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon dictated the race’s classification.Continue reading

Force India driver Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez has lashed out against Force India teammate Esteban Ocon after their costly crash in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.Continue reading

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Sergio Perez has given Force India one week to agree to a contract extension for him and his sponsors before the Mexican considers offers from other teams.Continue reading

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The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend swung into action on Friday morning with two unusual accidents prompting red flag periods marring the session, including a full car rollover for Sergio Perez.Continue reading

Thursday, 19 February. Force India rolls its car out of its Barcelona garage at the second pre-season testing session of 2015. Except it isn’t its 2015 car. The 2014 VJM07 has proven to have exceptional life expectancy by clocking laps well beyond its one-year life expectancy, albeit as a glorified tyre test car.Continue reading