The Mexican comments on the end of Racing Point and the talks with the race team. In addition, Perez says that not everything went well – and explains his point of view.
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Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez said he was surprised that Sebastian Vettel will receive his cockpit with the future Aston Martin racing team from 2021. “Everything looked like the team wanted to keep me,” said the 30-year-old Mexican in Mugello, Italy on Thursday. But in the background there were conversations recently about contracts, “I don’t want to say anything about,” Perez said, “There were a few things we went through and yesterday they told me I couldn’t go any further. I wasn’t expecting it. but now it is. “
Perez announced on Wednesday evening that he would leave Racing Point, as the team is still called this season, at the end of the year. It was announced on Thursday that four-time world champion Vettel would come to England after his contract with Ferrari expired. “It has nothing to do with my performance, there was just another driver,” Perez said. Co-founder Lawrence Stroll called him on Wednesday and said the race team would like to look “in a different direction” in the future.
At Aston Martin, Vettel will drive alongside Stroll’s son Lance (21) in the future. “It’s an exciting challenge, he has an incredible experience and is a very successful driver,” said Stroll Junior of his new stable rival. In the meantime, Perez wants to try to find accommodation with another Formula 1 team. “I am young and hungry, but it has to be the right package,” he said.