Reviews claimed that Crimson Bull driver Sergio Perez may announce his retirement on the Mexican GP; watch the total United States GP weekend dwell on Sky Sports activities F1, with qualifying on Friday at 10pm , the Dash on Saturday at 11pm, after which the Grand Prix at 8pm on Sunday
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Sergio Perez says he has been “laughing” at rumours suggesting he may announce his retirement from System 1 at subsequent weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, and insists he’s “100 per cent” certain of remaining with Crimson Bull subsequent season.
Following the most recent disappointing efficiency – on the Qatar Grand Prix – of what has been a massively disappointing marketing campaign for Perez, a report claimed the 33-year-old may announce the top of his profession at his residence race.
Perez is contracted to Crimson Bull till the top of the 2024 season, however his world champion team-mate Max Verstappen’s complete domination over him has resulted in hypothesis over whether or not the group may decide to exchange him at an earlier date.
“I additionally learn that,” Perez stated of the report, forward of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
“I am simply laughing at it. There’s nothing I can do. I am totally centered on the job.
“That actually sums up my season. A man says one thing about me, then unexpectedly it turns into true.
“However I’ve a contract for subsequent yr, and no motive to not full that contract. I’ll give my best to it, I’ve completed a dedication.”
Requested about his stage of certainty at remaining with the group subsequent season, Perez stated he was “100 per cent” assured of being retained, citing conversations with group principal Christian Horner and Crimson Bull advisor Helmut Marko.
“I’ve a contract, and the conversations with the group as properly,” he added. “There isn’t a motive for me to not fulfil that contract.”
‘Crimson Bull contract not my final in F1’
After making a robust begin to the season during which he shared two wins apiece with Verstappen within the opening 4 races, Perez has fallen 209 factors again from his team-mate, a margin which implies the Dutchman has sealed his third successive drivers’ title with 5 rounds to spare.
Perez admits his deficit to his team-mate has been difficult to take care of however insists he has not even thought of retiring.
“It’s tough, in fact. It is not perfect if you undergo a tough patch in your profession,” Perez stated.
“However I simply love the problem of getting again at it.
“The simplest factor could be to simply stroll out of it, however that is not me, that is not who I’m, and I can’t hand over.
“I’ve zero doubts that I will likely be again to my finest stage, and that’s my solely goal I take into account.
“I don’t even take into consideration retirement or something like that, as a result of that is simply the simple route.”
Perez additionally stated that his present contract with Crimson Bull wouldn’t be his final in F1, however refused to verify his openness to driving for an additional group.
“I am not pondering on that (driving for an additional group), however I am simply having fun with it in the mean time,” he stated.
“I am loving the problem of getting again out of it. I am 33, I believe I’ve obtained some good years forward of me, so I believe as an athlete you need to maximise your profession. That to me is essential, and that is my focus.
“I am with Crimson Bull and I need to stick with Crimson Bull, however clearly it has to work out for each side.”
When to look at the US GP and F1 Academy finale dwell solely on Sky Sports activities F1
Friday October 20
- 2.15pm: F1 Academy Apply One
- 6pm: US GP Apply One (Session begins 6.30pm)
- 7.55pm: F1 Academy Apply Two
- 9pm: US GP Qualifying build-up
- 10pm: US GP Qualifying (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
- 11.30pm: F1 Academy Qualifying
- (Saturday) 12.30am: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book
Saturday October 21
- 3.30pm: F1 Academy Race One
- 6pm: US GP Dash Shootout build-up
- 6:30pm: US GP Dash Shootout
- 9.15pm: F1 Academy Race Two
- 10pm: US GP Dash build-up
- 11pm: US GP SPRINT (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
- (Sunday) 12.30am: Ted’s Dash Pocket book
Sunday October 22
- 3.30pm: F1 Academy Race Three
- 6.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: US GP build-up
- 8pm: THE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
- 10pm: Chequered Flag: US GP response
- 11pm: Ted’s Pocket book
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