While Verstappen's dominance was evident, Perez experienced a rollercoaster season with five consecutive Q3 exits, despite statistically driving one of the most dominant F1 cars in the sport's history.
'Perez must up his game'
In Saward's report, the British journalist discussed AlphaTauri's confirmed 2024 driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda.
He believes Red Bull will be looking to promote Ricciardo to Red Bull if Perez's struggles continue in 2024.
"Informed sources suggest that there is a provision in Ricciardo’s contract for him to switch into Red Bull Racing after the early races next year if Sergio Perez does not up his game," Saward wrote on his blog.
“I hear that if that happens Daniel’s salary will triple and Liam Lawson will come in to replace him.”
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