Mexican driver Sergio Perez is confident that he will be retained by Racing Point next year, when the team will be re-branded Aston Martin Racing, despite reports that Sebastian Vettel could replace him.
Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, Perez said he is “really happy” at Racing Point and believes the team has a strong future in Formula 1.
“We all feel internally that everything is working well. We don’t see the reason why we should change anything,” he said.
“I don’t see any reason to change. I think we are enjoying a great season on-track, and things are working really well in the team. I don’t expect any change.”
Once rumours emerged that Sebastian Vettel could be replacing Perez next year, interest in the Mexican driver’s services was shown from another F1 constructor and teams in other racing series.
However, when asked if he is currently in touch with other teams for a drive in 2021, Perez said, “No. The feedback that I get from within the team is that we all want to continue.”
Elaborating, he said, “All the feedback that I get, it’s really positive, so I stay with that, and that’s where my confidence comes from, and where we stay calm.
“It’s a situation that is out of my hands, so I don’t even bother at all. I focus on racing, enjoy it, and whatever happens, it’s out of my hands, so I don’t even give attention to it.”
Earlier this month, it was rumoured that Vettel would sign a contract with Racing Point at the Belgian Grand Prix.
However, fresh reports from the paddock indicate he won’t be signing a contract with the Lawrence Stroll-owned team this weekend.
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