Surprising absolutely no one, Sergio Perez has signed a contract extension with Force India to continue with the British team into the 2019 Grand Prix season. Having reportedly played an integral role in the move to Force India into administration that lead to the eventual sale of the outfit to Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll and his associates, it has long been expected that current driver Sergio Perez would remain with the Silverstone based outfit into next season, a deal that has been confirmed today with news that Perez will continue to race for force India in the 2019 Formula One racing season. “I’m pleased that Sergio will continue his journey with us in 2019,” said Force India Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer. “Over the last five years, Sergio has confirmed his position as one of the most talented and consistent drivers on the Formula 1 grid. “He gives us valuable stability going forward and is a huge asset to the team. As we begin an exciting new chapter in the life of this team, we are delighted that Sergio will race with us going forward.” With the team now under new ownership following its sale to the Racing Point consortium headed by Lawrence Stroll, it is expected that the second seat at the team will go to current Williams man Lance Stroll, the Canadian second year driver expected to be announced in the coming days as the latest edition into what is effectively his father's team, replacing the highly regarded Mercedes backed Esteban Ocon. For more from the world of Grand Prix racing, don't forget to check out the Formula One forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved in the conversation. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Are you happy to hear Perez will stay on at Force India next season? Do you think the team and driver can challenge for podiums in 2019? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!