Perez's contractual status, which is set to conclude at the end of 2024, has sparked considerable speculation. Notable figures such as Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have all been suggested as potential successors - but Tost doesn't see the need for change.
Tost: It doesn't matter who partners Max
“It doesn't matter who is beside Max Verstappen, I think that he is simply the fastest [in F1],” Tost told RacingNews365.
“It depends on the team philosophy. Red Bull Racing want to win the Drivers' Championship, as well as the Constructors’ Championship and then you have to find the best possible combination.
“I think the combination they have now is very good, because Max is clearly the leader of the team. He is faster than Perez.
“But Perez is fast enough to finish second in the championship and they [Red Bull] are winning the Constructors' Championship.
“So what more do you want? They have to have peace in the team, because it's clear who is dominating.”
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