F1: Sergio Perez Extends Force India Deal
Sergio Perez had threatened to walk away from the sport if he could not secure a seat for next year but will now stay with Force India for a fourth successive season
Sergio Perez extends deal with Force India
Sergio Perez had threatened to quit F1
Sergio Perez is eighth in the world championship standings
Sergio Perez signed a deal to stay with Force India in the 2017 Formula One world championship on Sunday despite being courted by Renault.
The 26-year-old Mexican driver had threatened to walk away from the sport if he could not secure a seat for next year but will now stay with Force India for a fourth successive season.
"I'm pleased to confirm that I will be racing with Force India in 2017 as the team and my supporters have concluded their agreements. I'm very happy with this team and I have a good feeling for the future," he said in a statement.
"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. I thank all the team for believing in me and I will do my best to repay their faith with points, podiums and hopefully wins."
Perez was sixth in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix and is eighth in the world championship standings.