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Published: 11:46 | 3/10/16

Perez confirms Force India stay

Sergio Perez will drive for Force India in 2017, the driver has confirmed.

Perez moved to Force India ahead of the 2014 season and in his three years with the team he has secured four podium finishes.

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya confirmed Perez would be staying with the team several months ago, but the Mexican driver cast doubt over his position when he revealed that his sponsors would ultimately decide his future.

Despite being linked to Renault, Williams and Haas, Perez has committed to driving for Force India for another year.

“I’m pleased to confirm that I will be racing with Sahara Force India in 2017 as the team and my supporters have concluded their agreements," he said.

"I’m very happy with this team and I have a good feeling for the future. I’ve seen the progress we’ve made over last couple of years and I’m sure we have the potential to achieve even more going forward.

"The team knows me well and it’s important to have stability, especially with some big rule changes planned for next year. I’m excited for the rest of this season and for the challenge that awaits all of us in 2017.

"I thank all the team for believing in me and I will do my best repay their faith with points, podiums and hopefully wins. I also want to thank our Mexican partners, especially Telmex and Telcel, who have been supporting me since I was a young boy. They continue to play an important role in my journey through the sport."

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