The Mexican pilot Sergio perez announced this Wednesday that when this season ends will leave the Racing Point team, in which he has been the last seven campaigns, and that does not have “a plan B” to continue in the Formula 1 World Championship.
“Everything always has a beginning and an end, and after seven years together my cycle with the team will come to an end at the end of the season“says Checo Pérez, 30, on his social networks and addressing his followers.
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– Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) September 9, 2020
“Personally it hurts because I bet a lot for the team in very difficult moments; they managed to get ahead and I am proud to have saved the work of many of my colleagues“adds the driver from Guadalajara, who has accumulated 182 F1 grands prix and has two second places as best results (Malaysia and Italy in 2012, with Sauber).
“I keep the memories of the great moments we lived together, the friendships and the satisfaction of always having given the best of me,” he says. Sergio Pérez shows himself grateful to Indian businessman Vijay Mallya for the “opportunity” that he “gave” to continue in the highest category. “He believed in me in 2014 and it allowed me to continue my F1 career with Force India,” he says of Mallya and referring to the team’s former name Racing Point.
He also thanks “the current administration, led by Lawrence Stroll.” “I wish you the best of success in the future, especially with the Aston Martin project.“, said.
On his future, the pilot from Guadalajara points out: “I don’t have a plan B. My idea is, of course, to continue here, but as long as a project is presented that motivates me to continue giving one hundred percent in each lap “.
Also shown grateful to his followers, his family, “who have always been present” supporting him “through thick and thin”, the sponsors who believed in his project, his personal team and “mainly God”, who “blessed him with the opportunity to live this incredible adventure called F1”. “I hope to give you good news soon and for now let’s enjoy these next races together. I take them with me,” he concludes.
Sergio Pérez came to F1 in 2011 with the team Clean, in which he spent two years. In 2013 he lived a campaign at McLaren and in 2014 he ended up at Force India, which in 2018 was renamed Racing Point and which from 2021 will be called Aston Martin.