Combined, the two teams have registered only five points in 2020, with Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen both scoring two apiece for ninth-place finishes in Austria and Mugello respectively, while Kevin Magnussen bagged a single point for finishing 10th for Haas in Hungary.
Perez, however, has registered top-10 finishes in every race he has entered in the current campaign, amassing a total of 44 points.
"I think once you go out, you might never come back so if I take a sabbatical...I would rather retire first than take the sabbatical," said Perez.
"I think everything is an option right now. My main target is to remain in F1. I feel that I am still very young and hungry.
"I want to carry on in Formula 1 but it has to be the right package, a package that gives me the maximum motivation to give 100% every single lap."
After embarking on a long-term project with the team when it was originally known as Force India from 2014, Perez is hoping his next move will provide a similar challenge.
Primarily, Perez respects the fact that with the advent of new regulations from 2022, it offers a clean slate in many respects for all the teams.
"I think it is also going to be a long-term project targeting 2022 because I expect the rule changes to play a major effect," added Perez.
"That's the main reason I want to continue to 2022 is that I feel there would be plenty of opportunities. 2021 can be a difficult year in that regard, but you never know.
"There are certainly options out there and I don't expect to make a decision any time soon. I will take the time that I require and if I don't find anything attractive in F1, I will think about other series, other things. We will see."
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