Perez has actually become pretty solid this year and we seem to have lost the tendency to go for gaps that aren't there or not leaving people enough space. He is certainly a better and more mature racing driver this year. Unfourtunatly as he was shoved into a top team too early I think the F1 world has made its judgement of him and he won't get the chance again.
Can't comment on him without mentioning the almost impossible save on the first lap at Singapore. He'd lost the car and was about to wipe his team mate out and how he stopped it I have no idea. It was a brown trousser moment if ever I saw one.
Wow not a lot has been said on Checo's own forum for the season so it just occurred me how he is becoming a key player in the driver market for midfield teams which you would not have expected as such
What he has which the other candidates except maybe Felipe Nasr is serious sponsorship backing for seats at Williams, Renault and Force India . I have to say Checo has improved since from his ill fated spell at Mclaren which now seems to be an uninspired decision by Martin Whitmarsh and no doubt again had to do with being able to attract his sponsors to then pay for Mercedes engines.
Checo is not a pay driver and has ambitions to win races and becoming world champion but if it were not for the money he brings would he not already been dropped by Force India ?
It seems like he has bargaining power in saying he could move if his sponsors says. His team have come out and said he has a contract for 2017 but is it watertight or worth anything because we've seen driver's can be bought out before of their contracts and it does not seem to deter Checo in saying he wants to move up the grid?
I give kudos to Perez for saving his career over the horrid year at Mclaren. I also give Kudos for him coming out on top against Hulkenberg although I think that has a lot to do with the nature of his driving style and it suiting a midfield team. Save the tyres and taking pit gambles are great when driving a Force India but prob wouldn't work for a top team.
I was trying to compare Checo's situation to the one where his predecessor Di Resta had when they felt they could not go any further with the team and felt they needed to move to a top team... only difference is Checo has got money behind him which Force India really need
Sergio Perez has said on twitter that he will be dropping a sunglasses sponsor for a Twitter post following Donald Trump election as US president. The brand, Hawkers, had suggested Mexicans should wear their glasses to hide crying eyes when the wall between Mexico & US is built.
Perez tweeted in Spanish think i translated it to "What a bad commentary. Today I am ending my relations with @HawkerMX, I will never let anyone laugh at my country."