The Silverstone based F1 out-fit Force India announced that, the Mexican Sergio Perez will race for team will join Nico Hulkenberg at the team for the 2014 season.
Force India has opted to replace both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta, following re-joining Hulkenberg from Sauber. Sergio Perez was not including a drive in next season after being replaced at McLaren by rookie Kevin Magnussen following a poor debut year.
“It’s great to announce my new team as Sahara Force India,” Perez said.
“Coming here was always my first choice and I’m really happy everything has now been confirmed. I want to say thank you to Vijay and the whole team for giving me the opportunity. This is a young team with a lot of determination and they’ve produced competitive cars for the last few years.”
“It’s all change for next season with the new regulations, but I already have a good feeling about 2014. My plan now is to visit the factory and get to know everyone in the team.”
Force India Team principal Mallya said he was excited by the pairing of Perez and Hulkenberg. – “It’s a pleasure to welcome Sergio to the team,” he said,
“He brings a healthy mix of youth and experience, and I’ve been very impressed with his recent performances. He already has several podium finishes to his name and being chosen by McLaren last year was a clear indication that he is a driver to watch for the future. We also recognise Sergio’s incredible talent and we are proud to have him in our team.
“He clearly has great speed and plenty of fire in his belly. Our job is to make sure he settles in quickly by creating the right atmosphere so that he can realise his potential. By pairing Sergio alongside Nico, we enter the new season with an extremely competitive line-up, which will go toward helping us achieve our goals for the new season.”
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) December 12, 2013