(Motorsport-Total.com) – The decision that Sergio Perez 2021 for Purple Bull in Formula 1 to the Originate was only officially communicated on Friday . But it has presumably been established for a long time. At least some social media postings by the people involved suggest this.

Helmut Marko, Sergio Perez, Christian Horner

© Christian Horner / Instagram

This photo was presumably taken on 14. Taken December in Abu Dhabi Zoom Get

Team boss Christian Horner on 18. December (furthermore on the fire of the announcement) a photo of himself, Perez and Purple Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko published . Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to have stayed in the posh W Hotel in Abu Dhabi (formerly Yas Viceroy) will recognize from the curtain in the background that the picture must have been taken there.

Perez ‘Brother had previously posted a telling photo from his car showing a can of Purple Bull next to the rearview mirror. As far as can be reconstructed, the battle was on Monday or Tuesday in Abu Dhabi. In retrospect, probably because everything was already clear between his brother and Purple Bull.

But Horner said on Friday that both Perez and Alexander Albon were informed “today”, used to be of course in stark contrast to the timeline puzzle, which can be put together through social media. Unless you only took the three-person photo in the W-Hotel because you ran into each other by chance …

Also exciting: Perez himself had already on 14. December, furthermore on the Monday after the season finale, shared a photo on Instagram showing his helmet exchange with his racing-level successor Sebastian Vettel. Obviously it also takes place in the W Hotel. And Perez wears exactly the same clothes as in the photo that Horner published four days later.

Ultimately, it is also completely beside the purpose, used to be when agreed or signed. The fact is: Albon is initially only on the bench at Purple Bull, and Perez gets the likelihood that he has dreamed of for years.

Albon was of course “disappointed” when he was him the decision was communicated, explains Horner, “but also incredibly mature. Grateful for the opportunity and support he had this year, and determined to 2022 to bring it back into play as a racing driver. “

” With Sergio, “Horner reports,” I was of course very much relieved. ” The Mexican had already secretly prepared for the involuntary end of his Formula 1 career. Accordingly, his joy is now great.

By the way: Nico Hülkenberg also posted, who also had hopes for the cockpit. A photo on the beach on Instagram showing him with a pitchfork and a wheelbarrow full of dirt, looking south.

His caption: “Notion B.”

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