Perez close to new deal with Force India


AUSTIN – Sergio Perez has confirmed he is close to signing a new extension to remain with Force India into 2015, continuing on with already-signed Nico Hulkenberg.

“It’s getting very close (to returning),” Perez said during the FIA Thursday press conference. “We are in the process of working out a deal with the team.

“For four years, I’ve been in Formula One… and I’ve moved around too many times. We hope to announce it soon.”

Perez would be seeking to continue with Force India for a second season, after two years with Sauber (2011-2012) and a single season with McLaren last year.

Perez’s signing with Force India last year was announced as a multi-year deal, but his confirmation for 2015 had yet to be signed off on this year.

This is a big weekend for Perez, with Mexico of course being so close to Austin, Texas and this the last year before Mexico joins the calendar next year.  He was asked about a track update.

“It will be super exciting to go back home,” Perez said. “Things are progressing very quick, and Mexico is excited to have us.”

Perez currently sits 11th in the World Championship, on 47 points. He scored Force India’s first podium for five years at Bahrain earlier this year, and is currently riding a streak of five consecutive points-paying finishes dating to Spa.