F1: Force India Retains Sergio Perez for 2016 Formula One Season

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SILVERSTONE, England – official team release — Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe photo —

Sergio Perez will remain in Sahara Force India colors next year after signing a contract extension with the Formula One organization.

Since joining the team in 2014, the 25-year-old Mexican national has one podium finish (third in Bahrain in 2014) to his name, finishing 10th in the Formula One World Championship drivers’ standings in 2014. His sits ninth in the championship standings through 13 races in 2015.

The extension gives both Perez and the team valuable continuity moving forward and the opportunity to build on the success of the last two seasons.

“I am very happy to confirm that I will be staying with Sahara Force India,” said Perez. “It means I can simply focus on the important stuff – driving the car and scoring points for the team. Since coming here I’ve really grown as a driver and I feel I’m performing at my best. I’ve always said I want to establish myself in a team and it’s the right moment to announce my commitment for the future with Sahara Force India. I can feel the potential in the team and there is a good energy, which gives me confidence for next year. I think we can continue to deliver strong results and I will do my best to help drive the team forward. I also want to say thank you to Telmex and Telcel for their continued support, which has played an important role in my journey over the last 10 years.”

“I’m very happy Sergio has committed his future to Sahara Force India,” said Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of 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.”

CREDIT: Sahara Force India

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