Perez not 'giving anything away' on 2021 plans

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Sergio Perez is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding his future in F1, but the outgoing Racing Point driver hopes to reveal his plans for 2021 "pretty soon".

Perez was linked to Haas and Alfa Romeo in the weeks following the announcement of his replacement at Racing Point by Sebastian Vettel.

But the well-funded Mexican has also emerged as a candidate for a seat at Williams where new owners Dorilton Capital could reconsider George Russell's 2021 contract with the team, sealed with Claire Williams before the British outfit's takeover.

Queried on his plans for next year ahead of this weekend's Portuguese GP, Perez insisted he had "not signed anything yet".

"At the moment there’s not a lot that I have to report or say. The season is coming to an end so it’s getting close and I should be in a position to say something pretty soon I think.

"But up to now I don’t think there’s a lot of point in giving away anything because I also want to keep my negotiations private.

"I think we’ve got to be respectful of all the teams that we are talking to and so there’s no point to discuss anything at the moment."


Theoretically, seats remain available for 2021 at Haas, Alfa Romeo, Williams, AlphaTauri and Red Bull. But teams offering the right package are scarce as far as Perez is concerned.

"There are not many teams out there! Actually very few," he said.

"It’s not like a number, but there are very few teams out there that have a good project that is something that really puts me into their project, and I’m willing to be in that project."

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