After months of speculation Sergio Perez has confirmed he will remain with Force India for the 2017 F1 championship.
Although Force India team boss Vijay Mallya confirmed Perez months ago, the Mexican driver was quick to state that his spsonsors would decide his future.
Linked to Renault and Williams, and more recently Haas, talks regarding his future proved to be protracted.
However, in the end, it is Force India who have secured his signature for next season.
“I’m pleased to confirm that I will be racing with Sahara Force India in 2017 as the team and my supporters have concluded their agreements," he stated.
"I’m very happy with this team and I have a good feeling for the future.
I have something to tell you… #2017 pic.twitter.com/J6tdrMa1yi
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) 2 October 2016
"I’ve seen the progress we’ve made over last couple of years and I’m sure we have the potential to achieve even more going forward.
"The team knows me well and it’s important to have stability, especially with some big rule changes planned for next year.
"I’m excited for the rest of this season and for the challenge that awaits all of us in 2017.
"I thank all the team for believing in me and I will do my best repay their faith with points, podiums and hopefully wins.
"I also want to thank our Mexican partners, especially Telmex and Telcel, who have been supporting me since I was a young boy. They continue to play an important role in my journey through the sport."