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Sergio Perez confirms McLaren exit

Sergio Perez has announced that he will leave McLaren at the end of the 2013 F1 season.

The Mexican’s future has been uncertain for many weeks now after a disappointing year, not only for him, but for the entire McLaren team.

Sergio Perez's time at McLaren is nearly up

Sergio Perez’s time at McLaren is up

Perez made the announcement through his Twitter page and admitted that he didn’t match his aims this season.

Perez said: “I have always given the best of me for the team and still despite this I could not achieve what I aimed for in this historical team.”

It is currently unclear where Perez will be next season but there are rumours that he could return to his former team, Sauber.

Force India are another team believed to interested in signing Perez, whilst Lotus are yet to announce their driver line-up for 2014.

Kevin Magnussen could be a McLaren driver in 2014

Kevin Magnussen could be a McLaren driver in 2014

As for McLaren, who are poised to have their worst season since 1980, it is believed that they will replace Perez with their inexperienced development driver, Kevin Magnussen.

The 21-year-old won this season’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship and is the son of former McLaren driver, Jan Magnussen.

The Dane would be the first rookie that McLaren have taken on since Lewis Hamilton back in 2007.

Should Magnussen be as quick and successful as Hamilton was, then McLaren will have made a great decision in getting rid of Perez.

A team like McLaren needs to be fighting for podiums and race wins in 2014.

Do you think that McLaren would be making the right decision if they sign Magnussen?

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