Sergio Perez was “kept aware” of Racing Point’s talks with Sebastian Vettel over a Formula 1 drive for 2021 before the team decided to replace him, according to Otmar Szafnauer.
Perez announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the year after seven seasons, paving the way for four-time world champion Vettel to join from Ferrari for the team’s rebrand as Aston Martin in 2021.
But Perez claimed that “nobody told me anything” about his pending exit, believing that his place with the team was secure due to his contract in place.

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