Perez re­fuses to com­mit to Force In­dia

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Ser­gio Perez hopes to re­main at Force In­dia but ad­mits he has yet to put pen to pa­per on a new con­tract and does have op­tions if he chooses to leave. The Mex­i­can has im­pressed so far this sea­son, gain­ing 62 points, and has been linked with a pos­si­ble move to Re­nault or Wil­liams. How­ever, the for­mer McLaren driver hinted that he will re­main at Force In­dia in 2017. “It looks like I will stay, we are just get­ting to the end of the fi­nal ne­go­ti­a­tions which I re­ally hope doesn’t change,” Perez told Sky Sports. “But in this busi­ness I know by ex­pe­ri­ence that things can change very quickly. “When I was at McLaren ev­ery­thing was pretty much done, there was just a lit­tle piece of pa­per to be signed and it never got signed. “But it very much looks like I will be here next year. That is what I want to do but you never know.” Yet if a deal can­not be reached, Perez feels he will have of­fers from ri­val teams. “You al­ways see ru­mours around, not only with Re­nault, but with Haas and Wil­liams,” he added. “My pri­or­ity is to se­cure a deal with my cur­rent team, if that can­not hap­pen then we will see what op­tions are on the ta­ble.” Perez has se­cured seven podium fin­ishes since join­ing the F1 ranks with Sauber in 2011.

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