Sergio Perez is hoping to confirm his plans for 2017 at the Singapore Grand Prix, saying the plans in place are "what I always wanted" in Formula One.
Perez is contracted to Force India for next year but has made clear he could break out of that deal if a more attractive opportunity presents itself. Williams and Renault have been linked to the Mexican and his financial backers, making Perez a key player in the driver market over the summer, but no official announcement has been made by the driver.
"Yes, I hope to be set by Singapore," he said. "It looks like what is going to happen is what I always wanted so I am very happy for that. You will find out very soon."
Of the three teams showing interest in Perez, Force India looks set to finish the year highest in the constructors' championship. The Silverstone-based team overtook Williams in the standings at the last race in Belgium and Perez was full of praise for its efforts when speaking in the Monza paddock on Thursday.
"It is not a miracle because we have really worked hard over the last few years and this year I think finally we have seen good progress. Last year we finished fifth in the constructors' championship and that was a massive achievement but we knew that to move forward it required a mega effort from everyone.
"There is still a long way to go in the season and it is not going to be easy to hold on to fourth but at least we are fighting in this level which is a good achievement for us and is something that makes me feel extremely proud."