The replacement of Sergio Pérez by Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin F1 Team next year has caused quite a stir, but the decision that most surprises Zak Brown, the McLaren president, is to keep Lance Stroll instead of the Mexican.
"I think it's a shame that he lost his place, because of the two drivers he is the better performer" Judge Brown, who describes Pérez as "Extremely talented driver. But since his father doesn't own the team, when they came to calling on Vettel, it was clear that Pérez would be the perfect fit."
Brown believes Pérez will continue in F1 next year, and makes his predictions, but still leaves the door open to recruiting for Arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar, where compatriot Pato O’Ward already drives.
"I think he'll probably end up staying in Formula 1, in my opinion at Haas or Alfa Romeo. But if he was interested in the IndyCar, I consider him a great driver and we would really like to chat with him. "
“We would need funds for three cars and at the moment we only have two. So we wouldn't be able to sign him today. But between the support he's always had, the business activity that we have and the enthusiasm that someone like Sergio could create, we would seek to achieve. "