Sergio Perez comments on announcing retirement at Mexican GP

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez has dismissed rumours over his future, as speculation mounts he could be about to lose his seat.

Sergio Perez, the Red Bull Racing driver, has strongly refuted recent rumours suggesting he is on the verge of announcing his retirement from Formula 1 during the Mexican Grand Prix. 

The six-time Grand Prix winner remains committed to the sport, asserting that he has a contract for the 2024 season and has ambitions to continue his Formula 1 career for at least three to four more years.

This speculation about Perez’s potential retirement emerged following claims made on Reddit, where a user asserted that they had inside information from a representative of Escuderia Telmex. 

According to the source, Red Bull had informed Perez during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend that he would not be retained for the 2024 season, effectively terminating his existing contract.

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As a result, a meeting between Perez and his team concluded that it was time to end his Formula 1 career, with the announcement slated for the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

In response to these rumours, Sergio Perez has emphasised his ongoing commitment to Formula 1 and clarified his contractual status, stating, “Right now I have a contract for next year, and it will be important to have a good year. 

“I have the motivation to continue, and I want to stay for more years because I believe that I still have a lot to give in Formula 1. 

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“I would like to stay in F1 for at least three to four more years.”

Perez’s determination to remain in the sport aligns with his goal of contributing to Formula 1 for an extended period. 

While he faces the challenge of finding form in a season dominated by his teammate Max Verstappen’s record-breaking campaign, Perez’s commitment to the sport remains unwavering.