Four F1 drivers to grow vegetables in 2021

Four current Formula 1 drivers are floating the possibility of taking sabbaticals in 2021.

Alongside Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez is in the running to replace the struggling Alex Albon at Red Bull – but the team is giving its current driver until the end of the season to claim the seat.

“We can only wait – let’s see what happens,” Mexican Perez said in Turkey.

“Obviously I would like to know what I am doing but everything has been dragged out. It’s almost December,” he added.

“My future in Formula 1 will be decided very late, so I think taking a break for a year is one option.”

ISTANBUL PARK, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 13: Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-20, leaves the garage during the Turkish GP at Istanbul Park on Friday November 13, 2020, Turkey. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

We already know Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean will be tending to their garden in 2021 after the Haas team did not renew their contract.

It’s a similar story for Daniil Kvyat, who looks set to be replaced at Alpha Tauri by the Honda and Red Bull-backed Formula 2 driver Yuki Tsunoda.

“My philosophy is that it’s always important to keep working hard no matter what,” Russian driver Kvyat is quoted by Tass news agency.

“The better I do, the more chances I have – if not in 2021, then in 2022,” Kvyat added.

“Everything worked out for me in Imola and so the goal is to have a few more races like that and then everything will be fine.

“There are some things in my control, like when I am driving, and there are some things that I cannot really influence,” he said.

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