Sergio Pérez to Drive Alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull Next Year

Sergio Pérez is racing forward with Red Bull… 

The 30-year-old Mexican racing driver will drive alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year, replacing Alex Albon, who will be demoted to the role of reserve driver.

Sergio Pérez

Pérez has signed a one-year deal with the team for the 2021 season.

Red Bull’s 2021 driver lineup has been a source of constant speculation this year, with Albon struggling to match Verstappen for pace and points throughout the season.

Pérez said Red Bull was an option for next year as early as October after his Racing Point team announced in September that it would replace him with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in 2021.

However, with Pérez’s options outside Red Bull limited and Albon under contract regardless of the decision, the team waited until the end of the season before announcing its decision.

Team boss Christian Horner said: “Alex is a valued member of the team and we thought long and hard about this decision.

“Having taken our time to evaluate all the relevant data and performances, we have decided that Sergio is the right driver to partner Max for 2021 and look forward to welcoming him to Red Bull Racing. Alex remains an important part of our team as test and reserve driver with a key focus on 2022 development, and we would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution.”

Albon, who joined Toro Rosso in 2019 and was promoted to Red Bull midway through his rookie year in F1, will remain at the team in a reserve role.

Albon initially performed well at Red Bull after replacing Pierre Gasly from the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix onward, but has struggled to get to grips with this year’s Red Bull car.

He has scored less than half the points of Verstappen this year with just 105, qualified on average 0.5s off his teammate and taken just two podiums compared to Verstappen’s 11.

Perez became a first-time race winner at the Sakhir Grand Prix this month and finished fourth in the championship with 125 points.

Rosalia to Kick-Off This Year’s Red Bull Music Festival New York

Rosaliais ready for the bull…

The Red Bull Music Academy has revealed the lineup for its 2019 festival in New York, with the 25-year-old Spanish singer and rising star making the list.

Rosalía

The Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter will open the Red Bull Music Festival New York, performing music from her critically lauded 2018 album El Mal Querer with a full live band, brilliant dancers and LED visuals. 

For one of the first shows inside the newly renovated Webster Hall, the breakthrough performer will expand on her Red Bull show in Madrid last fall.

This year, during two evenings co-presented by Park Avenue Armory, 31-year-old part-Spanish singer FKA Twigs will debut an intimate and dramatic live show inside the Armory’s iconic Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

The festival will take place across New York beginning April 30 and close out on May 18 with Nyege Nyege Nightfeaturing a propulsive and bass-heavy set from Ugandan DJ Kampire, who will make her US debut, co-headlining with rising singeli duo MCZO & Duke.  

Tickets for Red Bull Music Festival New York go on sale Wednesday (March 20) at 10:00 am EST via redbull.com/nyc.

Sergio Perez ThisClose to New Deal with Force India for 2018

It looks like Sergio Perez may be staying put…

The 27-year-old Mexican driver is thisclose to agreeing to a new deal to stay with Force India for 2018, according to team officials.

Sergio Perez

At the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Formula One‘s summer break, Perez said he wanted to have his future resolved by the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of the month.

The Mexican said he was keen on staying with the Silverstone-based outfit for a fifth campaign, following another successful season.

Force India heads into the second half of 2017 occupying fourth place in the constructors’ standings as it looks to equal its best-ever finish in F1. Having only missed out on points with at least one of its cars on one occasion this year — at May’s Monaco Grand Prix — Force India is 60 points clear of nearest rivals Williams and 83 behind third-placed Red Bull, while Perez is the highest placed driver outside of the big three teams in seventh place in the drivers’ championship.

Perez has been linked with a possible switch to Renault or Ferrari over the past year but has already begun talks to extend his spell at Force India alongside teammate Esteban Ocon, who joined the team on a multi-year deal at the end of 2016.

Osuna to Spin at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival

Paco Osuna is preparing for an ultra performance…

The Spanish techno DJ and producer has been revealed as one of the artists for Red Bull’s second installment of its Miami Beach hotel takeover during the weekend of Ultra Music Festival, March 27-30.

Paco Osuna

Labels like Skrillex’s OWSLA and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus Records have been tapped to curate a slate of artists for their own label showcases within the Guest House.

Osuna, ne of the most successful producers and DJs to hail from Spain, is scheduled to spin during the wee hours of Friday, March 28.

Here’s a look at the weekend lineup.

Red Bull Guest House 2014 Full Lineup

Thursday, March 27th – 2-8 PM: Hot Creations
Jamie Jones
Lee Foss
Anabel Englund (live)
Greg Pidcock
Mark Jenkyns with special guest
Art Department

Friday, March 28th – 2:30-6 AM: M-nus Records
Richie Hawtin
Paco Osuna
Gaiser
Matador
Julian Jeweil
Nsound
Joop Junior
Justin James
Marc Faenger

Friday, March 28th – 2-8 PM: OWSLA
Skrillex
Jack Beats
Kill The Noise
What So Not
Milo and Otis
David Heartbreak
Yogi

Saturday, March 29th – 2:30-6 AM: PMR vs. LuckyMe
LuckyMe:
Cashmere Cat
Jacques Greene
Obey City
Joseph Marinetti

PMR:
Cyril Hahn
T. Williams with special guest
Julio Bashmore

Saturday, March 29th – 2-8 PM: Mad Decent
RiFF RAFF
Zeds Dead
Yellow Claw
LIZ
Mr. Carmack
The Partysquad
Elliphant
Grandtheft
Djemba Djemba with special guests
Waka Flocka and Trinidad James and a SUPER SURPRISE B2B DJ SET!

Sunday, March 30th – 2:30-6 AM: Solomun +1
Solomun
Guy Gerber

Sunday, March 30th – 2-8 PM: A Club Called Rhonda
Giorgio Moroder
Tensnake
Goddollars
Paradise, with special guest

Thursday, March 27th – Matthew Dear
Friday, March 28th – DJ Craze
Saturday, March 29th – Nicole Moudaber
Sunday, March 30th – Resident Advisor