The renowned Italian journalist Leo Turini, having analyzed the team lineups in 2021, gave preference to the racing duo Red Bull Racing.
Sooner or later, racing motors will roar again, although during a pandemic it is recommended to assume that any plans for the future are hypothetical. This also applies to Formula 1, its calendar and regulations.
In any case, in the coming season, whenever it starts, we will see numerous personnel changes. Since they were preceded by a certain period of relative static, all this is all the more interesting.
Since the contract with Lewis Hamilton has not yet been signed, we leave Mercedes aside for the time being, although inevitably you wonder how it will end: the Hamilton-Bottas variant or the Bottas-Russell variant?
At the same time, I think the most balanced duo is Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
You can think whatever you want about the character and statements of the Dutchman, but he is just cool behind the wheel. Everyone should agree with this, regardless of likes and dislikes.
But the Mexican is also a very tough guy. And when the second driver is quite comparable in speed with the undisputed leader of the team, Red Bull Racing may already dream of winning the constructors’ championship.
In this case, it is worth paying attention to two points.
Firstly, Verstappen has always been preferred at Red Bull (ask Daniel Riccardo, he knows). Will the team be able to keep the situation under control and find the right approach to both riders, which will maintain the right balance, because this is such a delicate matter?
Secondly, Perez, to put it mildly, is far from the best character. When he was a student at the Ferrari Racing Academy, this page of his career ended with his penchant for fist violence.
I remember after the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix (where he first took the podium), I congratulated him on the 2nd place. He muttered through clenched teeth that he was extremely upset because he had to win. I objected: “But you drove in front of Alonso for a while, and you are being looked at in Ferrari.” He retorted: “This is another reason to get ahead of him.”
In general, we understood each other.
Has he become a more mature professional over time? Some believe he did, believing he learned good manners while interacting with Lance Stroll’s family. Others disagree. We’ll see. Until then, I believe the Red Bull Racing driver pair is the best of all the duos of 2021.
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