Perez joins Hulkenberg at Force India for '14

Thursday 12th December 2013, 17:28 by TF1T Staff 

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Sergio Perez has been unveiled as Nico Hulkenberg's team-mate at Force India for the 2014 season during a press gathering in London on Thursday.

The Mexican joins the Silverstone based outfit after a year at McLaren and two years at Sauber prior to that. 

"It's great to announce my new team as Force India," said Perez. "Coming here was always my first choice and I'm really happy everything has now been confirmed.

"I want to say thank you to Vijay and the whole team for giving me the opportunity.

"This is a young team with a lot of determination and they've produced competitive cars for the last few years.

"It's all change for next season with the new regulations, but I already have a good feeling about 2014. My plan now is to visit the factory and get to know everyone in the team."

It's believed Perez brings with him around £12.5 million ($20m, €15m) in personal sponsorship.

Force India's new line-up for 2014 replaces both Adrian Sutil, who's in the running for a seat at Sauber, and Paul di Resta, whi is believed to be leaving F1.

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