Sergio Perez Joins Force India
Sergio Perez will partner Nico Hulkenberg at Force India in 2014. The pair will replace Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil.
Perez joins the Silverstone-based squad from McLaren on a multi-year deal, after spending just one season alongside Jenson Button before being replaced by Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen.
The 23-year-old Mexican’s arrival, which comes just over a week after Hulkenberg’s return was confirmed, ensures Force India will start next season with an all-new driver pairing for the first time since 2005 when the team were still known as Jordan.
“It’s great to announce my new team as Sahara Force India,” said Perez. “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.
“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.”