Sergio Perez expects new Force India F1 deal by Singapore GP

Sergio Perez is confident of retaining his Formula 1 seat with Force India, with the Mexican poised to announce a new deal within the next fortnight

Sergio Perez expects new Force India F1 deal by Singapore GP

On Wednesday, Force India confirmed it had re-signed Nico Hulkenberg for the 2016 and '17 F1 seasons, with team principal Vijay Mallya claiming the German to be "one of the best racing drivers in the world".

Perez, currently in his second season with the team, sees no reason why he will not be making his own announcement in the near future.

"For me the news will be coming quite soon," said Perez, speaking in Monza ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

"We're getting to the point where things should be announced very soon, hopefully before the next race, with my priority to stay here.

"I have a contract with the team, and as you know I have a group of sponsors and we are trying to make the announcement all together."

As to whether it would be a long-term deal, Perez added: "It's one of the things we are definitely discussing.

"The team is going upwards, really pushing, I know the plans, so I am really happy to stay here."

Asked if he had been looking at other options elsewhere, with the Mexican linked to Renault should the French manufacturer complete a takeover of Lotus, he replied: "No. I have a contract here."

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