Sergio Perez to sign for Haas as confirmed by a journalist, citing ‘reliable’ sources.
Force India have sorted their administrative and legal issues but the driver market is something that they haven’t aced until now.
The future of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon does not look promising, despite the duo securing a spot on the second row of the grid for the race tomorrow.
Ocon has already confirmed that his future at Force India is done as Lance Stroll has already ‘bought’ the seat.
Ocon’s conversation with Vettel after qualifying confirmed that Ocon was out of a seat for next year.
And the rumour mill suggests that Lance Stroll could be moving to Force India as soon as this Tuesday, as he has his Force India seat fitting scheduled for then.
Stroll is set to race for Force India at Monza.
Now, while Ocon had suggested that Perez had secured his seat with Force India, a journalist has revealed that Perez is actually in line to sign for Haas, according to very trusted and reliable sources.
Jeśli chodzi o Pereza, który wyglądał na cholernie pewnego siebie, wieść niesie, że faktycznie podpisał z Haasem. Mocne źródła.
— Cezary Gutowski (@CezaryGutowski) August 25, 2018
“Perez has been in talks with Haas until at least last night to drive there. Perez thinks that Haas has a good car, he likes that. The men of Haas also want to do business with his sponsors, but Haas is America. Perez would have said something about Donald Trump on Twitter that did not go well. Americans and Mexians and business do not go too well.” Olav Mol has told Ziggo Sport
If Perez indeed moves to Haas, it will be interesting to see who between Magnussen and Grosjean he replaces.
Perez was the one who had initiated legal action against Force India, being one of the creditors. Initially the Mexican driver had received a lot of slack for his move, but a statement released by him later stated that he had to take the move in order to save the team and the jobs of 400 odd people.
This has to be one of the craziest rumours of this season, and if it indeed is true, we’ll be in for some more crazy movement in the driver market.