Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has pointed to the likes of Daniel Ricciardo waiting in the wings as he laid down a marker for Sergio Perez to prove his worth to the team during the 2024 F1 season.
Perez faced intense scrutiny last year as he failed to record even half of Max Verstappen's total points tally despite driving the same car.
The Mexican had just two wins compared to Verstappen's 19 – both of which came within the first four races at Jeddah and Baku respectively.
Ricciardo's mid-season replacement of Nyck de Vries at Red Bull's sister team – AlphaTauri – saw the pressure ramp up further on Perez as some suggested that the Australian could be set to return to his former team.
Horner: Perez needs to prove his worth to Red Bull
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