NEWS // SAUBER SIGNS SERGIO PEREZ FOR 2011Mexican racing driver, Sergio Perez, will make his Formula One debut for Sauber at the start of the 2011 season. Perez will join Kamui Kobayashi who has already be confirmed for next year. Nick Heidfeld, who took Pedro de la Rosa’s place at Sauber for last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, will not continue as a racing driver with the team beyond the end of this season... [read more]

Perez had this to say following the announcement:

"Formula One is the dream of every young racing driver. And now this dream is about to come true for me. Although I’m very much aware that this is also a big challenge and responsibility, I’m happy to accept that and am proud to be representing my country in the highest category of motor racing. I would like to thank Peter Sauber for the faith he’s shown in me and I’ll do everything I can to make the most of this wonderful opportunity."

Perez currently sits second in the GP2 championship behind Pastor Maldonado, who has already been crowned champion. Additionally, Sauber also announced it will be sponsored by Mexican telecommunications giant Telmex as of next year.

Team principal Peter Sauber said:

"Telmex has been involved in motor sport for a number of years already and supports drivers in various race series. Now they are making the key step up into the top category of motor racing, and we are happy and proud that they are taking this step with us. Telmex is an outstanding company and represents a strong partner for our team. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership."

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Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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