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Sainz and Pérez have an incredible opportunity in 2021, says Webber

Mark Webber, former F1 driver and TV presenter for channel 4 looks on in the Paddock during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 31, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images,)

Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber said that drivers like Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, and Daniel Ricciardo are strong contenders for the 2021 season.

“Some famous drivers have changed teams for 2021, like Daniel Ricciardo in McLaren, Carlos Sainz in Ferrari, or Sergio Pérez in Red Bull. They have an incredible opportunity this year,” Webber said.

“I’m very keen to see if Red Bull can start strong this season and defy Mercedes from the start,” he added. “That would be awesome.”

Webber also took the opportunity to congratulate Formula 1 on its 2020 Covid-19 management, having 17 races in half a year, with 23 confirmed events for 2021.

“We should be extremely proud of what F1 achieved last year. Other sports and disciplines have taken us as an example, as a reference. That was something brilliant and I hope we can do it again this year,” he concluded.

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