The Mexican said he was broken-hearted at having to make the claim for money owed, which put the British-based team in administration, but he insists it was not for personal gain.
Going into administration effectively removes the immediate threat of closure and also overcomes the obstacle of shareholder resistance to a sale.
The Force India legal saga dominated the headlines over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, but while some initially interpreted it as a negative development - with the word "administration" inevitably triggering memories of the painful demise of both Caterham and Manor - it is in fact the opposite.
Mercedes team chief Toto Woff said that there are almost five interested parties who wish to and can take over the team.
"Formula 1 will be doing all in its power to ensure the team survives and I truly hope that in the coming days and weeks its future is resolved".
The team had faced a winding up petition from a creditor.
"It was nothing to do with my outstanding amounts".
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But Sarri indicated his desire to keep his best players at the club ahead for the new season. Asked if he found Willian's reason for returning late odd , Sarri replied: "I think so".
Three teams reportedly look set to make the sale and rescue of Force India more hard. The only reason I've done it is to save the team and for the better future of the team.
"I don't think we in any way look negatively at him".
"I should not really like to be involved in this, because at the end of the day, I'm just a driver, and I'm just here to drive", he added. "So yeah, I have to say, I'm not going through a good time at the moment".
He has decried a "political witch-hunt" and has said he is seeking to sell assets worth billions to repay creditors.
"The last month or so has been extremely tough for me", Perez said at the Hungaroring circuit. I have gone through a very hard moment emotionally more than mentally. It has consistently outperformed more experienced teams such as McLaren and Williams and has ranked fourth in the Constructors' Championship the past two seasons.