Perez signs new one-year Force India deal


Sergio Perez has ended speculation surrounding his future by putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal with Force India.

The Mexican claimed ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend that he had "two options" for next year and he has now chosen to extend his stay with the team for what will be a fifth consecutive season.

“Staying with Force India was always my priority," said Perez.

"It’s a team that has allowed me to show my talents as a driver and I feel very happy here.

"I’m proud of everything we have already achieved together and I think there is more to come.

"The team has done an amazing job this year to develop the car and establish our position as the fourth best team in Formula 1. In the end it was an easy decision to continue our journey together."

Team boss Vijay Mallya added: "Sergio has played an important role in our success story over the last few years.

"Since joining us in 2014, he has matured to become one of the quickest and most consistent drivers on the grid. His track record speaks for itself as the most successful Force India driver ever with four podiums.

"Alongside Esteban, retaining Sergio gives us stability going into next season and one of the most exciting driver pairings in Formula 1."