This morning, Sergio perez communicated that he will leave Racing point at the end of this season. The announcement surprised Formula 1, as it was made official just after the head of the Silverstone team denied a possible arrival of Sebastian Vettel. Therefore, the team made their departure official through a statement. In addition, they took the opportunity to thank the Mexican for the seven years they shared.
Sergio Pérez will leave the BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of the 2020 season, ending his seven-year association with the Silverstone team. In those seven seasons, Sergio helped the team achieve some memorable feats, including five podiums, most of them against all odds. Everyone at Racing Point would like to thank Sergio for his hard work and dedication over the years, and wish him every success in the future, ”Racing Point published in the statement.
«One of the most complete on the grill»
The head of the team, Otmar Szafnauer, also sent a message to Sergio Pérez. He affirmed that he hopes to enjoy an unforgettable ending, as there are still races to make history with the team. With Checo at the wheel, Force India achieved fourth consecutive places in the Constructors’ Championship in 2016 and 2017. As a result, the Mexican will leave an indelible mark at the renowned Racing Point.
“If ever there was a nose for a podium, Checo was ready to jump, and those five podiums represent some of the best days in the history of this team. Although we will say goodbye at the end of the year, there are still nine races left and many opportunities for Checo to make some more special memories with this team, ”commented Szafnauer, who also highlighted the human side of the tricolor.
What options would Checo have?
With his departure, immediately began to speculate about the future of the Mexican. As he indicated, his idea is to stay in Formula 1, but the options are limited for Checo. Thus, Haas and Alfa Romeo could be a possibility, as they have two free spots. However, the tricolor was in Alfa Romeo, when they were still listed as Sauber. For this reason, Haas is emerging as its main destination.