It has been rumoured in the media since the Italian Grand Prix that Force India and Sergio Perez had come to a new deal for the upcoming 2017 Formula One season. However, the official confirmation was only released last night with Perez himself admitting that their agreement had finally been concluded.
“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,” he said. “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.”
While it is thought that pen was actually put to paper in Monza, it appears as if there were a few issues that still needed to be ironed out before the announcement could be made.