Sergio Perez joins Force India

Sergio Perez of Mexico and McLaren walks in the paddock following practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 11, 2013
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Former McLaren driver Sergio Perez will race for Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Force India have revealed that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will join the team for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Perez was released from McLaren at the end of the previous campaign after picking up just 49 points during the 2013 season, which resulted in him finishing the year in 11th position in the drivers' rankings.

However, after solid performances in the final two races in USA and Brazil, Force India have opted to sign the 23-year-old on a multi-year contract.

Perez joins Nico Hulkenberg in a new-look lineup at Force India, with previous drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta losing their seat in Formula 1.

Adrian Sutil of Germany and Force India prepares to drive during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2013
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8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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