Formula One :
The end of an adventure. Sergio Perez has announced that he will not be staying with Racing Point in 2021. This opens the door wide for Sebastian Vettel.
“Everything has a beginning and an end and after 7 years together my work with the team will end at the end of the season. It is through a message on social networks that Sergio Perez announced his departure from Racing Point at the end of the season. A decision that is obviously not his while his team has clearly raised the bar since the arrival of Lawrence Stroll (dad of Lance Stroll) as majority shareholder.
“It hurts because I bet on the team during difficult times, we managed to clear the obstacles and I am proud to have saved the work of several teammates,” he added. In fact, Racing Point will transform into Aston Martin in the future with the ambition to eventually play the leading roles in Formula 1. And if it is not with Sergio Perez, it could instead be with Sebastian Vettel. The quadruple world champion has been in contact with the Racing Point team for several weeks and there is little doubt about his arrival.
For “Checo” Perez on the other hand, the questioning is total. “I don’t have a plan B. My intention is to continue in F1 but that will depend on whether I find a project that motivates me to give 100% in each lap,” he admits. It sounds like a mission impossible.
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