Pérez 'confident' over Force India renewal
4 September 2014 – Sergio Pérez says he is "confident" of signing fresh deal with Force India in the near future.
Amid rumours that reserve Daniel Juncadella – who will drive in the first practice session at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix – is being considered for a seat, Pérez made clear that he is unconcerned about his spot at the team.
"I'm in a different position, it is more up to me to decide. I'm trying to sort out things with the team, to get the deal in place, and I'm confident we will do that," Pérez told media, including GPUpdate.net, at Monza on Thursday.
"It's all part of a deal we'll do together. It's not the place to discuss with the media, but we are closer than before. There's not really much options and I'm happy, the team is progressing well and I know what we're doing here.
"I'd like to have a second year here. When you move so much you don't establish yourself in a team. I'd like to."
Pérez added that his on track priority for the remainder of the season is to help Force India reclaim fifth from McLaren in the Constructors' battle, with two points separating the outfits after the recent Belgian Grand Prix.
"It should be better than at Spa," the Mexican went on to explain. "The track layout has big straights, big braking and a couple of chicanes. You need traction and stability which is one of the strongest parts of the car.
"An upgrade for Singapore should move us forward but we are in a big fight so we should not forget Monza."
Pérez joined Force India after a sole campaign with McLaren, which followed two seasons at Sauber.