Sergio Perez claims he already has choices to safe a Components 1 comeback in 2022 if he’s compelled to take a sabbatical subsequent 12 months.
Perez has two races remaining with the Racing Level workforce earlier than leaving after it opted to set off an exit clause in his contract so it may signal four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari.
After being rebuffed by Williams and lacking out on seats at Haas and Alfa Romeo, Perez has been left chasing the vacant seat at Purple Bull as his solely choice to remain in F1 full-time subsequent 12 months.
Perez has beforehand mentioned that he will take a sabbatical from F1 next year if he does not land the Red Bull seat, with a view to return in 2022 at a challenge that motivates and excites him.
Talking in a press convention with Mexican media on Monday, Perez revealed that he already has presents on the desk to safe a seat for 2022.
“I have already got choices to return to F1 in 2022, so it might not be an issue,” Perez mentioned.
“However what I wish to do, I wish to do 100% satisfied, and at the moment no different class catches my consideration [for 2021].
“Absolutely a 12 months will take you away from the competitors a bit, however it’s a must to have in mind that the principles will change rather a lot in 2022. I feel that might not have an effect on me a lot.
“In the long run, with the expertise I’ve, I’d return to F1 and inside 200 laps, I’d be at my stage.
“We’ve got seen this with different drivers who depart and return the next 12 months.”
Perez revealed throughout the press convention that there’s a likelihood he may take up a reserve driver place with one of many largest groups subsequent 12 months, however was reluctant to attend each single race in such a task.
“There’s this risk of being a reserve, and I’ve to debate it,” Perez mentioned.
“There’s an opportunity with certainly one of F1’s greatest groups to be their reserve.
“However I’m not very satisfied that I’d journey to all races as a reserve. There are 23 races, and I will likely be away from residence, from my household, on a regular basis with out working.
“At this level in my profession, I’d not take it, however it’s nonetheless underneath dialogue that I can do fewer races.
“Every time I’m extra clear about what is going to occur to my F1 profession, we’ll discuss it.”
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