“Blisteringly quick on Saturday and Sunday, he’s established his reputation as a tenacious racer and together we have enjoyed some fantastic moments.
“If there was ever a sniff of a podium, Checo was ready to pounce, and those five podiums represent some of the finest days in the history of this team.
“Outside of the car, Checo is a true character and a good friend, and it’s been a pleasure working with him for such a long time.”
“Although we will say goodbye at the end of the year, there are still nine races to go and plenty of opportunities for Checo to make some more special memories with this team.”
Perez had announced last season that he had signed a new three-year contract extension with the team but with Ferrari’s decision to drop Vettel in favour of Carlos Sainz, the team has stopped short of denying a move for the four-time champion as being in the works.
The team is yet to confirm Perez’s replacement yet, though it is widely speculated that four-time champion Vettel will be announced soon as the driver filling the seat for 2021.