Perez: No reason to leave Sauber

Date published: August 30 2012

Sergio Perez has yet to decide whether he’ll continue with Sauber next season although insists he is happy with the team…

Sergio Perez has yet to decide whether he’ll continue with Sauber next season although insists he is happy with the team.

The Sauber driver has impressed in his second season in Formula One, twice putting his C31 on the podium with a best result of P2 in Malaysia.

His success has seen the 22-year-old linked to a move to Ferrari as Felipe Massa’s replacement. Perez, though, says he has yet to make a decision on his future.

“It’s getting closer to when I have to make a decision, whether I stay with the team or if I will leave,” said the Mexican driver.

“It’s still a bit early, but it has to be made quite soon, in the next weeks, although I’m not really worried about it.

“I’m in a good position, and I’m just thinking about the second half of the season, which is the most important for me.

“But I need to speak to my people to see what is going to happen about my future.

“Nothing has changed in the last month, and that is why at some point, I need to make a decision.”

Perez, though, added that he is very happy at Sauber.

“Sauber is a great team doing a fantastic job. When I go to the factory and I see the people so motivated every day, I don’t see any reason why I want to leave.

“I’m happy here, every day I’m more comfortable, and I think they can build a good car for next year, so as I say, I don’t see any reason to step away from it.”