it Is in the public domain that Renault has considered several options before offering Nico Hülkenberg a position as a pilot owner. The confession of Carlos Sainz joins now the of Sergio Perez, which recognizes that Renault made him an offer for next year.
The mexican driver appreciates the opportunity, but has finally decided to stay at Force India for the high level offered by the team of Vijay Mallya. “it Was an interesting option because Renault is a great team of factory. But we must remember that Force India is fourth in the constructors ‘ championship and the top three teams have no rivals. So, when you sign on with Renault, in the best of cases I would have stayed at the same level. In addition, I know around here, and the team has done a lot for my career, so I preferred to stay”, commented Sergio Perez in an interview AutoHebdo.
Stay one more year at Force India also carries a one-year contract, something that will enable Perez to re-poll the market of face-to-2018. Renault, in contrast, was seeking to hire a pilot for several years, as has been the case with Nico Hülkenberg.
The season 2017 will be the largest technical change in many years, and Sergio Perez appreciates it in a team widely known for it. The mexican, however, doubt that the new regulation will improve the show, especially when overtaking. “next year we will have to adapt to the new generation of cars. The speed will increase, but that doesn’t mean that the racing will be more spectacular and it could be even more difficult to overtake”, says Perez.
This will be one of the unknowns to be solved, as many claim that the increase of downforce even harder to overtaking, while others believe that the increased size of the tires will increase sufficiently the mechanical grip to allow the cars to follow each other more closely.