The news has just broken that Sergio Perez has decided to leave BWT Racing Point at the end of the season. Timing of this news is ever so prevalent. With not only Sebastian hovering around looking to jump into that seat but also now Nico Hulkenberg after stepping in for Checo recently at the Silverstone Grand Prix's.
While some of us may not be surprised by the news, only a few months ago there were murmurs of him holding talks with other teams. Does this mean he is Jumping ship before he is the one pushed out the door like Seb? Has the Mexican Driver already found his 2021 Seat? and if so where and at who's expense?
Checo has been helped the team achieve some memorable feats. Those strong results also helped the team – as Force India – achieve consecutive fourth-place finishes in the Constructors’ Championship in 2016 and 2017.
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal BWT Racing Point F1 Team:
“Checo has been part of the Silverstone family for seven years and in that time has become one of the most complete drivers on the grid. Blisteringly quick on Saturday and Sunday, he’s established his reputation as a tenacious racer and together we have enjoyed some fantastic moments. If there was ever a sniff of a podium, Checo was ready to pounce, and those five podiums represent some of the finest days in the history of this team. Outside of the car, Checo is a true character and a good friend, and it’s been a pleasure working with him for such a long time. Although we will say goodbye at the end of the year, there are still nine races to go and plenty of opportunities for Checo to make some more special memories with this team.”