Just at Racing Point in Formula One for Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez has already received a first interview offer. McLaren chief Zak Brown would be interested in winning the Mexican for the IndyCar series, if nothing else is found in formula 1.
He makes the interview offer very public: If he should have an interest in IndyCar, we would definitely be interested in talking to him. Checo’is an extremely good driver and racer. I think it’s a pity he lost his cockpit.”
McLaren joined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for IndyCar season 2020 and has since signed up und er the name”McLaren SP”. Patricio “Pato” O’Ward and Oliver Askew currently have two young talents under contract. Perez would then have to drive a third vehicle, which is perfectly possible with the IndyCars from the regulation.
remains a small problem: “At the moment we have the budget for two cars and we need enough for three. So we couldn’t sign it today.”So that means Perez would have to bring sponsorship money. At least in formula 1, he also has some.
He would not have to pay for everything himself, as Brown assures: “It would be a combination of his traditional sponsors and our own commercial activities. Someone like Sergio would create a lot of interest. We would see that we can put something together there.”
A tip in the direction of the future Aston Martin workshop team he can not cut himself:”Of the two drivers [at Racing Point] he is the better. But as we all know, it’s not his father who owns the team. When they wanted Vettel, it was clear that Perez was the one who had to go. But I think he’ll stay in formula one, either with Alfa Romeo or Haas.”