Force India continues to focus on Perez and Ocon
Force India will continue to rely on the driver duo Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon in the coming season in Formula 1.This means that only two cockpits are left unoccupied.
Force India is the next Formula 1 team to confirm its driver line-up for the coming season.
According to the team, Sergio Pérez from Mexico will be driving for the team of the Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya in 2018, as announced by the team on Sunday before the Singapore Grand Prix (starting at 2 p. m. in the LIVETICKER at 2 p. m.).Frenchman Esteban Ocon (20) has a “multi-year contract”with Force India.
“It has always been my priority to stay with Force India,”said 27-year-old Pérez, who has been driving in the premier class since 2011 and has been competing for Force India since 2014:”The team is doing a great job this year to further develop the car and establish us as the fourth-best team in Formula 1.In the end, it was a simple decision to continue down the common road.”
Both cockpits are still vacant for the former world champion team Williams as well as for Sauber, the racing team of Pascal Wehrlein from Worndorf.However, Wehrlein will not be granted a future at Sauber.In addition, McLaren’s two-time world champion Fernando Alonso (Spain) has not yet been renewed, but is very likely to be.
In addition, the Red Bull subsidiary Toro Rosso has another car to give away after the change from Carlos Sainz jr. (Spain) to Renault.Sainz will be the team mate of Nico Hülkenberg (Emmerich) in 2018.