Sergio Perez realized that he could not keep himself at the racing point beyond 2020 beyond the Tuscan Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel is coming on board Next year the team will partner with Lance Stroll as the Aston Martin Works Squad. And the Mexican driver said he had already begun to experience a change in the team environment he joined in 2014.
Perez speaks before the Russian Grand Prix – a race he will be forced into once again Will lose the update To Racing Point RP20, after limiting the supply of parts of the Crash Team for Lance Stroll – when asked if he thought the relationship between himself and Racing Point would change for the rest of the season now.
“I don’t think so,” he replied. “I think everyone, we are focused on races ahead.
“Ever since the news came out clearly, some people on the team tend to hide things, I don’t think it’s great. For now I think, we need to be as transparent as possible, to make sure we achieve our goals and to score as many points as we can.
“This is crucial, we give every point. It’s very important for the Constructors ‘Championship. We can still have the best season in our history, you know, if we finish third, and we’re all very disappointed if we do not finish third in the Constructors’ Championship.”
Perez also declined the question of whether he could confirm or deny a story that he heard the team owner Lawrence Stroll talking through the wall of a hotel room that he knew the team had chosen to sign Vettel: “I was very disappointed such things came from the team.
“I think those things should be between the team and me and I don’t give any information, because I think it’s something that needs to be kept internal.”
However, despite the change in the relationship between Racing Point and Perez, the Mexican insisted he was not angry with incoming Sebastian Vettel – although he acknowledged that leaving the team at such a good time in their history was a wrench.
“Yeah, I hate Sebastian,” Perez joked when asked if he had ever retaliated against the four-time champion. “No, I have nothing against Seb. He’s a great guy, a great driver and I think he’s coming to an amazing team. The team I want to continue, because I know how good they are, especially next year.
“I think it’s clear when you do not get the result you want, you get frustrated, but I’m been in this business for a long time, I understand the decisions behind it. , I’m happy with that. ”