Perez is contracted for subsequent season and group principal Christian Horner has insisted the Mexican will start the year alongside Max Verstappen, regardless of his stuttering latest type.
However chatting with DAZN in Spain, Perez implied that he might depart the five-time constructors’ champion outfit on his personal phrases if he felt as if he couldn’t contribute anymore.
He stated: “I additionally wish to be in an surroundings during which I really feel like I can contribute and if that place for 2024 is not right here, we have now to search for different alternate options.”
Forward of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, Perez added that the early races of subsequent season will assist him and Crimson Bull to make an early name on their additional collectively.
He stated: “For me, I am staying right here for an additional 12 months after which we’ll see. It is how I see issues.
“I feel we wish to get via this 12 months as competitively as potential, begin subsequent 12 months.
“And I feel early subsequent 12 months, we could have a clearer image on what the group desires to do and what I wish to do.”
Crimson Bull advisor Helmut Marko and Horner have repeatedly acknowledged that the requirement for Perez is to complete runner-up to Verstappen within the drivers’ standings.
Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull Racing, 2nd place, within the Press Convention
Photograph by: FIA Pool
Whereas Perez is presently second, 145 factors adrift of his team-mate, the priority can be that he won’t be shut sufficient to Verstappen ought to a higher and extra constant risk emerge from rivals resembling Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren.
Given a formidable F1 comeback previous to breaking a bone in his left hand in Zandvoort, AlphaTauri racer Daniel Ricciardo has been closely linked with a return to the primary Crimson Bull group for 2025.
Requested to develop additional on what Perez meant by needing a superb surroundings to really feel as if he might keep put at Crimson Bull if the choice had been as much as him, he stated: “With the ability to ship the outcomes that you’ve the automotive for.
“I really feel like occasions that this 12 months I undershoot that. However like I at all times say, it solely issues the place you end in Abu Dhabi. As much as then, we have been capable of recuperate and have that consistency.
“All I’ve realized this 12 months is that you just can not do something by yourself.
“You want the group round you, you want the group to assist you and vice versa. As a driver, it’s important to imagine and be absolutely dedicated to it.
“We have made plenty of progress to make me drive extra naturally. So I am positively feeling that I am going again to what I began when it comes to how I used to be driving the automotive.”