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Perez Signs Three-Year Extension with Racing Point

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Sergio Perez is set to remain at Racing Point after signing a three-year extension that goes through the 2022 Formula 1 season.

The 29-year-old Mexican has been a fixture on the team for the past six seasons, with memorable performances that has brought five of his eight career podiums. Additionally, the extension will see Racing Point return the same driver lineup next year with Perez alongside teammate Lance Stroll.

“I’m very excited to extend my partnership with the team for the next three years,” Perez said. “I’ve been working together with this group of people for a long time now and they have become my second family. Together we have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success and we share the same passion for racing. I have been impressed with the direction the team has taken over the last twelve months and that gives me confidence for the future.

“I believe the best times are still to come and I look forward to celebrating plenty of podiums in the years ahead.”

Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & team principal at Racing Point, believes the deal with help continue to push the team forward with established continuity.

“We know Sergio very well and it’s great to confirm him on a long-term deal,” Szafnauer said.

“Over the last six years we have seen him become a very complete driver with excellent qualifying speed and exceptional race craft. Sergio believes in the long-term vision of this project and getting his commitment until the end of 2022 gives us valuable consistency going forward. As the team continues to grow and develop it’s important to have a driver with Sergio’s level of experience, especially with new regulations on the horizon.

“The whole team is thrilled to continue working with Sergio and I believe we can enjoy great success together in the coming years.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.