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Mallya: Perez not a pay driver, it's against my philosophy

Sahara Force India Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has dismissed speculation that new signing Sergio Perez is a pay driver. Perez will race for the Silverstone based team into 2014 after being axed by McLaren after a solitary season, but Mallya has rejected suggestions that he signed the Mexican due to his backing. 'Mexico, Latin America – that part of the world was totally closed for us: we don’t do business in that part of the world, we had no connection to that part of the world. It’s a long way from India,' he said. 'So now at least through Checo [Perez], I’m sure there are people who will back him, or he can provide us with introductions and so on and so forth. That...
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