Mexico’s Sergio Perez will replace Alex Albon in the Red Bull Formula One team next season, according to media reports Thursday.
The Speedweek website, owned by Red Bull’s Media House, reports that Perez has signed a replacement for Thai youth with Max Verstappen, and the announcement will be made on Friday.
Albon said he was depressed in the role of reserve driver and worked in a simulator
The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, which has a close relationship with Verstappen, reported the same.
There was no immediate comment from Red Bull.
This month’s Bahrain race winner, Perez, has given up his seat to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel at Racing Point (Aston Martin).
Albon couldn’t match Verstappen’s performance this season, with a Dutch driver winning two races and finishing third overall.
Perez, 30, who won the Grand Prix for the first time in 50 years as a Mexican, finished in 4th place. He said he would take a sabbatical next year if he couldn’t find another F1 seat.
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