Perez: No reason to leave Sauber

Thu, 30 Aug 14:28:15 2012

Sergio Perez wants his Formula 1 future to be sorted out in the next few weeks, as he insists there is no reason for him to leave Sauber.

The Mexican has had an impressive season, scoring two podium finishes so far, and has been linked several times with a future switch to Ferrari.

But with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo claiming earlier this year that Perez was still too inexperienced for that move to happen now, it is almost certain that he will stay put.

"It's getting closer to when I have to make a decision and I haven't made one yet," said Perez ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix. "It's still a bit early, but it has to be made quite soon, in the next weeks.

"I'm not really worried about it. I'm in a good position, and I'm just thinking about the second half of the season, which is the most important for me."

When asked if there were any updates on his situation at Ferrari, Perez said: "No, not really. Nothing has changed in the last month, and that is why at some point, I need to make a decision."

With Sauber having produced a competitive car this season that has allowed Perez to shine on occasion, he certainly sees every reason to remain where he is.

"Sauber is a great team doing a fantastic job," he said. "When I go to the factory and I see the people so motivated every day, I don't see any reason why I want to leave. I'm happy here, and every day I'm more comfortable.

"I think the team can build a good car for next year, so I don't see any reason to step away from it. I'm in a good position, the team is doing a good job and I'm happy."


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