It’s official, Sergio Perez will be leaving Racing Point F1 at the end of the 2020 season. It has been speculated that Sergio would be moved out, despite his previous comment that he has a contract for 2021, to make room for Sebastian Vettel.
The team will be re-branded as Aston Martin and many believe that Vettel will be moving over to the team and many believe that Haas F1 might have an interest in Sergio’s presence and financial backing.
Here is Racing Point F1’s official announcement.
Sergio Perez to leave BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of 2020
Sergio Perez is to leave the BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of the 2020 season, bringing an end to his seven-year association with the team from Silverstone.
In those seven seasons, Sergio helped the team achieve some memorable feats, including five podium finishes – most of them against the odds. Those strong results also helped the team – as Force India – achieve consecutive fourth-place finishes in the Constructors’ Championship in 2016 and 2017.
Everybody 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.
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal BWT Racing Point F1 Team: “Checo has been part of the Silverstone family for seven years and in that time has become one of the most complete drivers on the grid.
“Blisteringly quick on Saturday and Sunday, he’s established his reputation as a tenacious racer and together we have enjoyed some fantastic moments. If there was ever a sniff of a podium, Checo was ready to pounce, and those five podiums represent some of the finest days in the history of this team.
“Outside of the car, Checo is a true character and a good friend, and it’s been a pleasure working with him for such a long time.
“Although we will say goodbye at the end of the year, there are still nine races to go and plenty of opportunities for Checo to make some more special memories with this team.”