Sixteen drivers now have confirmed rides for 2019 F1 season – See the full 2019 Formula One drivers list here
Sergio Perez has agreed to an extension for the 2019 F1 Season
The two Force India teammates have a history of running into each other on the race track. It’s tension that has been building in the Force India side of the garage area. It’s been expected that one of the two would part ways from the team.
Now, one of the two Force India drivers has been confirmed for 2019. Sergio Perez will return to the team for another season of the Formula One World Championship.
The team released the announcement just moments ago. Read the comments from the race team below.
Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal & CEO of Racing Point Force India: “I’m pleased that Sergio will continue his journey with us in 2019. Over the last five years, Sergio has confirmed his position as one of the most talented and consistent drivers on the Formula One grid. He gives us valuable stability going forward and is a huge asset to the team. As we begin an exciting new chapter in the life of this team, we are delighted that Sergio will race with us going forward.”
Sergio Perez: “I am very happy to finally announce my future and I’m really motivated for 2019. Force India has been my home since 2014 and has allowed me to grow as a driver and show my skills on track. We have achieved so much success in the last five seasons but I think the best is yet to come. The new investment the team is enjoying fills me with confidence and I am really excited about the future.”
2019 F1 Driver Lineup
The silly season is well underway for the 2019 F1 grid. Here’s a list of the confirmed drivers thus far.
Mercedes F1 Team
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc
Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly
Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg
Haas F1 Team
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen
McLaren F1 Team
Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris
Sergio Perez and TBC
Daniil Kvyat and TBC
Sauber F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi