On the afternoon of this Wednesday, the news was confirmed that Sergio perez He will leave the Racing Point team, to make way for Sebastian Vettel. However, the Mexican gave his first sensations after communicating through social networks the decision of the British structure.
The Mexican spoke to the media on Thursday morning, ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello. ‘Checo’ confirmed how he found out about the news and what his future plans are. On the other hand, he ruled out having a sabbatical before returning with a competitive team to the Formula 1 in 2022.
In the first instance, Pérez spoke about the reason for the decision of Lawrence Stroll, owner of the Racing Point team. «Yesterday they gave me the confirmation. Nobody told me anything, but I was imagining some things and I received the confirmation yesterday. Okay, seven years with the team and I still have careers to be proud of, “said Sergio Pérez this Thursday.
In the last weeks of August, the Mexican hinted that his contract with the team until 2022 would remain until the end, “that’s the feedback they gave me,” Pérez said at the time. “There were discussions about contracts from behind that I don’t want to explain why all this happens between the team and me. And officially, yesterday they told me that it would not continue. I didn’t expect it, but it is what it is. I got a call from Lawrence Stroll and he said they wanted to take another direction, “he added.
The rescue of the team and its future
Finally, the pilot commented on the best moment with the team, in his opinion. «For me the best thing about all this time was saving the team, saving the work of so many people. It is the most special thing for me and I will always be proud of everything they achieve, “said Pérez. He also commented that: «I do not expect to make a decision soon, I will take the time I need and if I do not find anything attractive in F1 I will do other championships, we will see. Before taking a sabbatical I would retire«.