When you look at how fast Gasly and Albon flamed out of the Red Bull ride, it makes sense to find a way to make thing continue to work with Checo. Red Bull could bring in another young hot shot and he could flame out too.
What you have right now with Perez is a perfect #2 who can win races when the #1 falters. The problem is, Checo is in it for himself because he's had a whole career of being a team player. Now in a winning car, I don't expect Perez to back off. He's not as quick as Max, but he's close enough to take advantage of things when Verstappen has a fumble.
Red Bull has the unbeatable car right now, so the last thing they need is a big fight between it's drivers. Ferrari threw away the 82 championship by pitting their drivers against each other. The Williams duo stole so many points off each other that they got pipped by Prost. Even Red Bull almost threw away Vettel's first championship by letting him and Webber battle it out to the end with Fernando right on their heels. It's great to have that unbeatable advantage, but if you can't control your drivers they will find a way to waste that.
Checo is quite capable of squeezing his teammate into a wall if he feels like it, so let's hope we see that at least once this year just for the reaction from trash talk Horner, violent criminal Jos and looney tunes Marko. I think the hope of a good championship battle is probably off the table, but we can always hope the Red Bull drivers destabilize their own operation enough to give Aston and maybe Ferrari a look in. A few spicy take outs and the standard Red Bull trash talk could make what looks like a boring season turn out to be amusing.
Let the trash talking commence.......... https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/formula-1/jos-verstappen-max-sergio-perez-29516773