Sergio Perez Inks Extension With Racing Point

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Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension with Racing Point. (Racing Point Photo)
Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension with Racing Point. (Racing Point Photo)

STAVELOT, Belgium – Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension and will remain with the SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team through 2022.

Perez joined the team in 2014 when it was still known as Force India. In his time with the team he has earned five podium finishes, with his most recent coming in 2018 during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

“I’m very excited to extend my partnership with the team for the next three years,” said Perez. “I’ve been working together with this group of people for a long time now and they have become my second family. Together we have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success and we share the same passion for racing. I have been impressed with the direction the team has taken over the last 12 months and that gives me confidence for the future. I believe the best times are still to come and I look forward to celebrating plenty of podiums in the years ahead.”

“We know Sergio very well and it’s great to confirm him on a long-term deal,” said Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & team principal of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team. “Over the last six years we have seen him become a very complete driver with excellent qualifying speed and exceptional race craft. Sergio believes in the long-term vision of this project and getting his commitment until the end of 2022 gives us valuable consistency going forward. As the team continues to grow and develop it’s important to have a driver with Sergio’s level of experience, especially with new regulations on the horizon. The whole team is thrilled to continue working with Sergio and I believe we can enjoy great success together in the coming years.”