Perez Leaving Racing Point After Seven Years

Perez Leaving Racing Point
Sergio Perez will leave Racing Point F1 at the end of 2020. (Racing Point photo)

SILVERSTONE, U.K. – Sergio Perez will depart the BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of 2020, ending a seven-year association with the Formula One organization.

In those seven seasons, Perez helped the team achieve multiple memorable feats, including five podium finishes – many of them against the odds.

Those strong results propelled the team – as Force India – to consecutive fourth-place finishes in the F-1 constructors’ championship in 2016 and 2017.

“Checo has been part of the Silverstone family for seven years, and in that time has become one of the most complete drivers on the grid, said Racing Point CEO and team principal Otmar Szafnauer. “Blisteringly quick on Saturday and Sunday, he’s established his reputation as a tenacious racer and together we have enjoyed some fantastic moments. If there was ever a sniff of a podium, Checo was ready to pounce, and those five podiums represent some of the finest days in the history of this team.

“Outside of the car, Checo is a true character and a good friend, and it’s been a pleasure working with him for such a long time,” Szafnauer added. “Although we will say goodbye at the end of the year, there are still nine races to go and plenty of opportunities for Checo to make some more special memories with this team.”

In 126 grands prix to date with Racing Point, Perez has finished third five times, most recently at Azerbaijan City Circuit in Baku in both 2016 and 2018.