Sergio Perez’s Formula One future has been secured today after being announced as Nico Hulkenberg’s team mate at Force India, at an unveiling in London’s Mexican Consul. This confirms that both Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta will need to look elsewhere for a 2014 seat. But for Perez, whose future had been thrown in to the air following his surprise departure from McLaren, he had options with Force India, Sauber and even a switch to Indycar as a possibility for future plans.
F1: Sergio Perez joins Force India for 2014 after leaving McLaren meaning there is no room for Paul Di Resta
Sergio Perez will partner Nico Hulkenberg at Force India in 2014, it was announced on Thursday, replacing the team’s 2013 line-up of Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil. Perez joins the Silverstone-based squad from McLaren after spending just one season alongside Jenson Button before being replaced by Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen
McLaren and Force India will not test at next week’s Pirelli tyre test, while Ferrari has confirmed it will call upon Pedro de la Rosa and Jules Bianchi to drive its car
In the next of our series of analysis of the head-to-head records of team mate pairings, we look at Jenson Button and Sergio Perez’s season together at McLaren. With Lewis Hamilton leaving for Mercedes, Button had a new team mate for 2013 in the form of Perez. The Mexican joined the Woking-Based outfit after a strong season for Sauber where he scored three podiums and came close to winning the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.