Earlier this month, Sergio Perez made an announcement that he will leave Racing Point by the end of this season. But now the Mexican has confessed that it “hurts” leaving a team that is looking to be stronger next season.
Sergio Perez is still on the hunt for a seat in Formula 1. With teams like Alpha Tauri, Alfa Romeo, and Haas yet to reveal their line-ups, it is possible that he will find a drive.
Perez opened up his thoughts on how Racing Point would be from the next season. “I know I’m leaving a car that is looking great for next year. Definitely the team will be stronger next year than this year.
“In that regard, it hurts a bit more that you know you’re leaving a good car. But you never know in the future, things in Formula 1 change so quickly.. Let’s see what the future holds for the world, for both of us,” said Perez.
Sebastian Vettel is slated to replace Sergio Perez at the Racing Point come 2021. Hours after Perez announced departure, Vettel revealed that he will feature behind the wheel of one of the Aston Martins next year. Vettel will line up alongside Lance Stroll.
The team is also looking forward to running under the name of Aston Martin Racing, from the next season.
Ross Brawn has supported Sergio Perez in driving with a new team in Formula 1 in 2021. He also believes that the Mexican is at his peak at the moment.
“Sergio now finds himself on the move after a very long period with this team,” said Brawn after the race at Tuscan Grand Prix. He must have very mixed emotions. However, he’s a very fast race who is driving at his peak right now and deserves a place on the next year’s grid,” said Brawn.
“Hopefully he can find the right opportunity and start a new adventure.”