The future of Sergio Perez has become the soap opera of the season, with several teams interested in having their services. Williams and Renault are the most interested, but Sergio Perez has publicly stated his intention to remain at Force India in search of stability before the arrival of the new regulation.
Already in Singapore, Perez stated that it was very likely to announce its future in Malaysia, but the negotiations have not finished. “No news at the moment. I know every weekend I say the same thing, but I really hope that next weekend we can know. Obviously, it is taking longer than expected, but everything is going in the right direction, so I hope that by the end of next week we may know it”, commented to the press shifted to Sepang.
The key is in the agreements with their sponsors, who have a great influence on his future for the great support they give to the mexican. “My agreements are very complicated. Obviously my sponsors have to come to some agreements first. We need to make sure that everything is in its place and hope we can reach an agreement soon”.
Suzuka, deadline for an agreement
Perez seeks stability and make a decision that will allow him to stay in a team during the next few years, although it is unknown if Force India is really the kicker for another team pointer in 2018. “Obviously next year we’re going to start with the next generation of the car, so it will be crucial to have stability. And that’s what I want, I want to be many years with a team. To build a relationship. is Not a secret that I want to be here (at Force India) in the coming year, especially with the beginning of the new generation (the car of 2017) and I believe in the team. But what’s going to happen eventually, I don’t know. But I’m sure we will know before (the end) of next week”.
The mexican driver, who this year has achieved two podiums, seems to have tired to prolong the situation as long as from the Grand Prix of Belgium held at the end of August, Perez is trying to close the deal. “For the moment, I’m focused on a team. There are other options on the table, very interesting. I hope that everything works with a computer, but if not, next week we’ll have to see other options. I want to keep my career in F1 is active, I don’t want to wait very long. I hope everything is done next week. I’m not concerned, I think that I’m in good position. Fortunately, there is much interest, it makes me feel in a good position, just concentrating on my work”, says Perez, who is trying to pressure to Force India to yield finally to the claims of its sponsors.