“But I’ve been so long in this team that if a big opportunity came up definitely the team will be happy to consider it.
“That for me is not a concern. It’s more to work together for the next three years and we have big targets to achieve.”
Perez recognises that such a move may never happen, but for now he remains happy competing for Racing Point.
“I am realistic,” continued.
“There’s no point right now for me to say that I’m going to have a chance with Mercedes or Ferrari for next year. There were years that I was close. It hasn’t been for the last years.
“I have an opportunity with a team I can grow with. So why not? You see these days that it’s difficult for people to find a team where they feel comfortable, not just with the racing side, but the project the team has, that was important for me.
“I’m not saying the opportunity with a top team will not happen anymore as you never know what will happen in Formula 1, but I’m just pleased I have a long—term deal with a team that has a big future ahead.”
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