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Sergio Pérez set to stay with Force India for a second season // Vijay Mallya reveals Mexican driver's future

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Sergio Pérez set to stay with Force India for a second season
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Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has confirmed that Sergio Pérez will remain with the squad in 2015. Although the Mexican driver had sounded unsure of his future when asked by the media in the Brazil paddock, his boss is confident the contract is in place.

“I have a two year contract with Sergio Pérez. He can say what he wants but I exercised my option and it is done. The possibility came of extending Checo’s contract into 2016 as well, and that is what is under negotiation.”

Pérez had previously said: “Nothing is confirmed yet but hopefully we can be in a position to announce my plans soon with the team or someone else. I want to finalise this, and I want to know if I’m staying not by the next race.”

It’s understandable that Sergio should be skittish about these things, having been dropped by McLaren earlier than anticipated. His first season for Force India hasn’t been a walk in the park but has seen strong points finishes and a third place podium in Bahrain earlier in the year.