Sergio Perez’s first win has whetted his urge for food for extra, with the Mexican saying on Thursday he’s decided to make a Formula One comeback in 2022 if he’s compelled to take a seat out subsequent season. The 30-year-old, who gained final weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix for Racing Point, heads into Sunday’s Abu Dhabi finale unsure whether or not he can be on the grid subsequent yr as a result of he’s being changed on the Silverstone-based group by Sebastian Vettel.
Speaking forward of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Perez had mentioned he would sit the yr out if he doesn’t get the drive and work out whether or not he wished to return to Formula One. But a style of success has modified his thoughts.
“I believe that I’m at the peak of my career and the best years are ahead of me,” Perez instructed reporters by way of video convention from the Yas Marina circuit. “I want more in the sport. After you do the first one you know that you can do it again and I want to do it many more times again.”
Perez, who made his debut with the Sauber group in 2011 is having fun with one in all his strongest seasons in Formula One. He is fourth within the general standings regardless of lacking two races after contracting COVID-19.
The Mexican’s solely choice to remain in Formula One subsequent yr is a seat at Red Bull, with the previous champions weighing up whether or not to retain under-pressure Alexander Albon alongside Max Verstappen for subsequent season.
Red Bull, whose motorsport head Helmut Marko was among the many group bosses who despatched Perez a congratulatory message on his win, have mentioned they are going to take a name on their driver line-up after the season.
“I’m not fully in control of my future at the moment,” Perez mentioned. It’s one thing that bothers you clearly.”
He denied his win proved some extent to Racing Point administration owned by billionaire Lawrence Stroll, who took the decision to switch Perez with the struggling Vettel and whose son Lance drives the group’s different automotive.
“Big credit to Lawrence because when he came to the team, thanks to him, in a way, this victory came through,” mentioned Perez. “He’s taken the whole team into a different level with the level of investment he has done and I’ve been able to take advantage of that with that win.”