Sergio Perez Signs 2010 Deal with Barwa Addax for GP2 Series
The 19-year old has two wins under his belt for Barwa, but only in the Asian series. As for the European version of the GP2 championship, Perez did a full season last year for Arden team, highlighting 2 podium finishes in Valencia.
Following a good sponsorship scheme backing him into European single-seater competitions, Sergio Perez was one of the names rumored to fight for an F1 spot next year with one of the newly-entrant teams. Campos Grand Prix seemed to be his best option, only the Spanish team chose former GP2 runner-up Bruno Senna as rookie driver for their 2010 campaign.
As a result, Perez chose to secure his future in the GP2 Series with one of the best teams in the series – whose drivers Romain Grosjean and Vitaly Petrov competed throughout the 2009 season for the series' title – and gain more experience for a potential F1 entry in 2011.
“Addax, apart from being a great working atmosphere characteristic of the Latin temperament, also has a great team of professionals who work tirelessly to find excellence and are technically the most competitive team that I have been able to work with,” said Perez after signing the deal.
“This will be the most important season of my career because I really think that I will have options of fighting for the title at the end of the championship. I hope to get some good results this year, which will give me the experience necessary to move up towards the ultimate objective, a future in Formula 1,” added the Mexican driver.