Sahara Force India confirmed Sergio Perez, the 25-year-old Mexican for the 2016 season.
Serigo Perez has maintained his image as one of the most exciting drivers on the grid since his joining the team in 2014. The extension is a great opportunity for Sergio as well as the team to move forward and build on the success of the last two seasons.
Sergio Perez expressed his happiness confirming his stay with Sahara Force India. He said that it is an honor to be associated with the Sahara Group. He will be able to focus on the important stuff – driving the car and scoring points for the team. Perez further added that since coming here he has really grown as a driver and feels that he is performing at his best. He always wanted to establish himself in a team and it’s the right moment to announce his commitment for the future with Sahara Force India.
Perez appreciated the potential and of his team, and the good energy which increased his confidence for next year. He hopes the best for the team and is committed to deliver strong results and help drive the team forward. He is thankful to Telmex and Telcel for their continued support, which played an important role in his journey over the last ten years.
Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India: “I’m very happy Sergio has committed his future to Sahara Force India. He’s done a fantastic job for us already and when we give him a competitive car we know he can get the job done. He’s also got a great attitude and never gives up – it’s that fighting spirit which fits well with this team. You only have to look at his results in the last three races to see that he is performing at the top of his game. It’s an exciting time for Sergio, especially with the upcoming race in Mexico next month, and with our close connections to the country I’m sure it will be a highlight for everybody in the team.”