Sergio Perez to partner Nico Hulkenberg at Force India next season

Signing Sergio Perez means Force India have dropped their 2013 drivers Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil. Di Resta's hopes of remaining in F1 look slim while Sutil is in running for seat with Sauber.

updated: December 12, 2013 21:41 IST
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London: Sergio PerezSergio Perez will partner Nico Hulkenberg at Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season and 'beyond', the Silverstone based team announced here on Thursday.

Perez was linked to a Force India seat after being dropped by McLaren, who decided to go for Formula Renault 3.5 champion Kevin Magnussen. "It's great to announce my new team as Sahara Force India. 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 (Mallya) and the whole team for giving me the opportunity," said Perez.

"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," the Mexican added.

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