Sergio Perez (30) announced today through his personal Twitter account that he would be leaving the Racing Point Formula One team at the end of season 2020. Indeed, the news does not come completely unexpected. Earlier this summer, many speculations and rumors regarding Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and his talks with Racing Point begun to circle around the Formula One world. Vettel, who announced his upcoming departure from Ferrari back in May, has not yet signed a contract for 2021 and onwards. Therefore, Perez’ confirmed departure from the team might soon trigger a series of other changes to the 2020 Formula One driver’s market, mainly involving Sebastian Vettel and both Alfa Romeo drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Below are some of the words that Checo shared on his social media:
“It hurts a bit as I bet on the team during very rough times; we managed to overcome obstacles and I am very proud of saving the jobs of several of my team-mates.”
“I’ll keep the memories of the great moments lived together, the friendships and the satisfaction of always giving my all. I will always be grateful for the opportunity given to me Vijay Mallya, who believed in me in 2014 and allowed me to continue my F1 career with Force India.
“To the current administration, led by Lawrence Stroll, I wish nothing but the best for the future, specially with the upcoming Aston Martin project.”
As of now, Sergio Perez has not found his next seat on Formula One, which could be a little worrisome for his fans. Nevertheless, it appears that Checo’s future plans do not involve a more recent retirement. Here is what the Mexican said:
“I don’t have a Plan B. My intention is to continue racing here, but that would depend on finding a project that motivates me to continue giving my 100 percent in each lap.”
SkullKing Sports will continue to provide you with timely driver’s market updates. It is also important to note that the Racing Point Formula One team will officially rebrand as Aston Martin for the 2021 season and onwards. Meanwhile, which team would you rather see Perez go to in 2021? Alfa? Alpha? Maybe Red Bull? Let us know in the comments below!