Red Bull’s continuing success, having won 12 of the last 13 races, has Formula One bosses concerned ahead of the next grand prix in Melbourne.
Early Red Bull dominance painting worrying F1 picture
Sergio Perez may have had his best race yet at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix but Formula One desperately needs the Mexican to keep it up in a season turning into a tale of two Red Bull teammates.
The evidence from Bahrain and Jeddah suggests Max Verstappen, who started 15th on Sunday and was second already by the halfway point, will otherwise have his third successive title wrapped up in short order.
Perez, who started on pole position under the floodlights in Saudi Arabia, and his championship leading teammate are separated by just one point, a fastest lap, with everybody else fighting for the leftovers.
Neutrals will join Mexican fans in hoping the 33-year-old veteran, signed at the end of 2020 as solid support for the team’s star talent, can at least give Verstappen some sort of a run for his money.