We ask whether Red Bull will allow a Max Verstappen versus Sergio Perez Formula 1 world championship battle to be a straight fight in the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast.
Josh Suttill and Ben Anderson join Edd Straw to discuss how Red Bull might manage the battle if it continues, with Perez now just six points behind Verstappen.
We also evaluate whether Perez has a realistic chance of keeping up the pressure on Verstappen, or whether he will fall away once F1 is back on more orthodox circuits.
This includes reference to past title fights, including Nico Rosberg versus Lewis Hamilton in 2016, and also the sometimes-fractious atmosphere at Red Bull when Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber fought for the title.
And with the Miami Grand Prix weekend about to start, we consider its place on the calendar and whether it risks finding itself caught in the middle of F1’s other races in the United States in Austin and Las Vegas.
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