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Perez considered retiring from F1 without Red Bull offer

Left without a seat at the end of 2020, Sergio Perez admitted retiring from Formula 1 crossed his mind – before Red Bull came along. Perez's time at Racing Point [which was to become Aston Martin], was about to come to an abrupt end after the team signed Sebastian Vettel to partner Lance Stroll, which left Perez searching for a drive for 2021, with Red Bull being his only possibility as the season ended. Alex Albon was given the opportunity to make his claim to keep his seat, but Red Bull ultimately chose the Sakhir Grand Prix winner instead and Albon dropped to a reserve role. Having played second fiddle to Max Verstappen in 2021, Perez is keen to mount a title challenge of his own...
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