Mexican F1 driver Sergio Perez has said he is confident that he will retain his seat at Racing Point for the 2021 season despite rumours that outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is on course to replace him.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Perez said he is expecting to “carry on” with Racing Point next year, when the team will be re-branded Aston Martin Racing.
“I’m not making way either! I hope not,” he said, when it was pointed out that Lance Stroll is unlikely to make way for Vettel, as his father, Lawrence Stroll, heads up the consortium of investors which owns the team.
“At the moment everything is looking as if we’re going to carry on with the team. So we’ll see,” Perez added. “The feedback I’ve got from the team is we are going to carry on.”
Continuing, he said he believes it’s just a matter of time before the rumours linking Vettel to Racing Point go away.
Earlier this month, reports from Italy suggested that Vettel is poised to sign a $15 million contract with Racing Point at the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix.
Perez is currently eighth in the Formula One driver standings, with eight points fewer than his younger teammate.
The Mexican missed both race weekends at Silverstone this season after he tested positive for COVID-19.
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