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Perez claims Verstappen would struggle at Mercedes

Sergio Perez believes that Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen would initially struggle if he were to join Mercedes. Perez scored 10 podiums in eight seasons with a combination of Sauber, Force India, and Racing Point, and claimed his first Formula 1 win at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix with the latter, securing him a drive at Red Bull for 2021. He was to replace Alex Albon, who had been struggling that season after taking over from Pierre Gasly midway through 2019. The Frenchman endured a torrid 12 races alongside Verstappen, who won two grand prix and scored five podiums during their time together, while Gasly’s best finish was fourth at the British Grand Prix. Albon’s promising...
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