Warranted speculation over Sergio Perez’s future with Racing Point grows daily. Rumours suggested that Sebastian Vettel would be taking over the seat owned by Sergio Perez in 2021, the same year where Racing Point is rebranding itself into “Aston Martin Racing”. Most believed that Sergio losing out to Sebastian was evident, with it now being revealed that Racing Point is seriously considering how Perez assisted with the growth of Racing Point in Formula One.
There’s evident loyalty towards the team with Sergio, as he’s committed five professional years of his career to Racing Point. Perez also became an instrumental attribute into the survival of this motorsport outfit, which in 2018 was named Force India. Without Sergio Perez, obtaining Lawrence Stroll & Racing Point as their primary investors would’ve been impossible.
Sergio Perez received contract offers from Scuderia Ferrari and was in minor discussions with Mercedes AMG-Petronas. The Mexican driver would dedicate his future to Racing Point, believing Lawrence Stroll had the capabilities to create a “Top Three Formula One Team”. The level of confidence displayed by Perez has somewhat become unwarranted with Lawrence Stroll contacting Sebastian Vettel for positioning with Racing Point. Perez maintains a contract until 2020, which supports a “Break-Out Clause”. This would enable Racing Point to terminate their agreement with Sergio Perez.
Vettel Versus Perez
The Team Principal for Racing Point, Otmar Szafnauer, has clarified that there haven’t been any decisions made regarding the future of Sergio Perez. He demanded that discussions with Sebastian Vettel are minor and that the loyalty of their Mexican driver is being considered above all else. Otmar Szafnauer made these sentiments when speaking with Motorsport.com, who asked if Racing Point is considering all that Perez has done for their growth. The Team Principal emphasized that Sergio’s signed contract will most likely mean he’s kept on with Racing Point until 2020.
It was also indicated that Perez has assisted with Lance Stroll (The son of Lawrence Stroll) in his development throughout Formula One, making him a formidable driver. This will be another attribute that’s considered. Deciphering the statements made by Otmar Szafnauer guarantees that Sebastian Vettel won’t have a seat in Formula One by 2021.