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Purple Bull boss Helmut Marko has fired a warning to Sergio Perez over his future after only a yr with the staff. Marko has hinted AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly could possibly be set for a shock return to the staff regardless of beforehand shedding his seat.
Gasly took over on the prime staff to exchange the departing Daniel Ricciardo for the 2019 season. Nevertheless, the Frenchman struggled to impress the bosses after a string of decrease points-paying positions.
His highest end was fourth within the British Grand Prix however he was axed for Alex Albon simply three races later in Belgium. He has since starred at Alpha Tauri, profitable the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in frantic circumstances.
Chatting with formel.de, Marko warned Purple Bull may lose Gasly if he was not promoted to the highest staff.
He stated: “We nonetheless have a contract with him till 2023. If this contract expires and we won’t provide him an opportunity for promotion, we are going to most probably lose him and we do not need that.
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Helmut Marko has put the strain on Perez (Picture: Getty)
Former F1 star Gerhard Berger not too long ago claimed Gasly was “ok for an additional probability” with the highest staff. Marko supported his fellow Austrian however warned Perez was nonetheless within the combine to retain his drive.
“Gerhard is correct,” Marko added. “However in the mean time we nonetheless have a contract with Checo. We have to examine the performances of those two drivers. We nonetheless have till the center of the yr with Checo to try this.”
Perez was provided a one-year extension final August to commit him to the top of the 2022 season.
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Pierre Gasly could possibly be set for a return to Purple Bull (Picture: Getty)
He signed for the staff on the same association on the finish of 2020 after he misplaced his drive at Racing Level in favour of Sebastian Vettel. It appeared the Mexican’s F1 profession was over however he was provided the drive after claiming victory at a wild Sakhir Grand Prix.
Purple Bull had additionally determined to not stick with Albon who now drives for Williams after a yr within the DTM. Gasly stated he was conscious of his contract state of affairs however had made no selections about what would occur after his Purple Bull deal was over.
He stated: “What is going on to occur after that, in the mean time it is method too early to talk about it. I am centered on doing my finest proper now. However clearly I wish to be in a quick automobile to combat for wins and victories and that is the one factor that issues.
“I wish to win in Components One and I’ve bought to have a automobile which permits me to win. We’ll talk about that with Helmut when will probably be the suitable second.”