Sergio Perez has confirmed that he will stay another season with Sahara Force India as his sponsors have finally come to an agreement with the team.
The Mexican ended the speculations raised over the last few months about his future and is happy to continue his career with the Silverstone-based team.
“I’m pleased to confirm that I will be racing with Sahara Force India in 2017 as the team and my supporters have concluded their agreements. I’m very happy with this team and I have a good feeling for the future.
“I’ve seen the progress we’ve made over last couple of years and I’m sure we have the potential to achieve even more going forward. The team knows me well and it’s important to have stability, especially with some big rule changes planned for next year.
“I’m excited for the rest of this season and for the challenge that awaits all of us in 2017. I thank all the team for believing in me and I will do my best repay their faith with points, podiums and hopefully wins. I also want to thank our Mexican partners, especially Telmex and Telcel, who have been supporting me since I was a young boy. They continue to play an important role in my journey through the sport.”
Perez’s journey with Force India started in 2014 in a positive way, with a podium in only his third race with the team and some memorable performances in Canada, Austria and Singapore. The 2015 Formula One season turned out to be an even better season which saw the Mexican clinch a career-best ninth place in the standings (78 points) while propelling the team to fifth in the constructors’ championship.