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Sergio Perez's stellar start raises contract speculation at Red Bull Racing

In the fast-paced world of Formula 1, Sergio Perez is making waves with his stellar performance at Red Bull Racing.

Amidst talks of contract extensions and team dynamics, the Mexican driver's future hangs in the balance.

Perez's journey with Red Bull has seen its fair share of ups and downs. After a challenging 2023 season, questions loomed over his continuation with the Milton Keynes-based team. 

However, the 2024 season has brought a rejuvenated Perez to the forefront, clinching three second-place finishes in the opening four races and could be Red Bull's best option to partner with Max Verstappen beyond 2024.

Dr. Helmut Marko, the seasoned advisor at Red Bull, finds himself in a delicate position. While Perez's recent form has been impressive, Marko remains cautious about committing to a multi-year extension. 

"Everything is an option," Marko asserts to Austrian publication OE24, hinting at the team's deliberation process. "If he [Perez] has a secure contract for two years, there is a risk that he will slack off."

The speculation surrounding Perez's future extends to potential partnerships within the team. Marko has dismissed talks of Sebastian Vettel's return to Red Bull, emphasizing that it's "not an option." 

Likewise, the prospect of Alex Albon's comeback remains uncertain, with the Thai driver holding a Williams contract until 2025.

As the F1 season progresses, the spotlight now turns to the Chinese Grand Prix, slated as the fifth race of the calendar. 

With the new Sprint format in place, drivers face a unique challenge, having just 60 minutes to familiarize themselves with the track before the Sprint qualifying session on Friday. Come Sunday, April 21, the excitement will peak as drivers navigate 56 laps of the Shanghai International Circuit.

For Perez and Red Bull, the stakes are high. The Mexican driver's impressive start to the season has ignited discussions about his future with the team. One thing remains certain - in the world of Formula 1, every move counts, and Perez's performance continues to be a defining factor in the team's strategy moving forward.

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