Sergio Perez finally confirmed the Force India deal after the Malaysian Grand Prix. He has signed the deal only for 2017. This is because he is eager to see what is available in 2018.
Perez got the Force India deal after months of negotiations. In an interview he explains about it and why he was worried it wouldn't happen.
Perez said, "It's something less to worry [about] for the [rest of] the races of the year. It's always good to know what you are doing in your future, and it's good, now I can get on totally with the job. There are five races left, they are really important for the team and hopefully we can keep on doing the job we are doing the whole season.
"The uncertainty of what's going to happen [was a distraction]. Because I came to a point where I was seriously considering it's not going to happen, it took very long, as my deals are a bit more complex than others.
"But especially because it was so long, it was probably the last three months not knowing where my future will be."
He added, "It's not the best but at the end of the day I think I coped with it well. I am used to dealing with that, the rumours, uncertainty of the future and I think that helped me, what I lived in my past, to try to stay focused on my job.
"We were not looking anywhere else. We had other options, other teams were interested on having me but always the Plan A was to stay here.
"I wanted the stability. Loyalty as well played an important role on this, because this team has been extremely good for me and my career.
"Going into a new generation of rules, all I wanted was to have some stability and not move around too much and obviously it was a one year option, so I want to see where we are next year and what's available for the future."