Perez’s father should stay out of F1 says Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve has urged Sergio Perez’s father to “stay out” of the controversial public discussions about his son’s place in Formula 1. After the team orders controversy of Brazil, the discord between Red Bull drivers Perez and Max Verstappen was still a topic of conversation in Abu Dhabi. “Max has never had such a good teammate as Checo,” he said. According to 1997 world champion Villeneuve, Perez senior “should stay out of it”. “That is also why you see Jos Verstappen being less and less visible – he’s being kept out more and more and that’s a good thing.”. Villeneuve also thinks Perez needs to be mindful that his seat alongside Verstappen is one of the most coveted in all of Formula 1. “What Abu Dhabi showed is that calling Perez the ‘tyre whisperer’ is finally over.

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