Sergio Perez: “I think we still have some big results in us”


After a strong performance at the Mexican Grand Prix for Sahara Force India, Sergio Perez is confident ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

After an eighth place finish at his home Grand Prix, Perez believes this was one of his best races of the season.

“Racing in my home Grand Prix last week was a dream come true,” said Perez. “The support from the fans was incredible and I have so many memories that will stay with me forever. I was happy with my performance over the weekend and I think it was one of my best races of the season. 

“Brazil is another venue where you can feel the energy of the fans. The track is brilliant, it’s a proper racer’s circuit with some amazing corners. The first sector is fantastic, you can take different lines through turn one and you can end up in a battle for position that lasts until turn six. The lap is very technical and there are a lot of places where you can easily make a mistake, but the feeling when you get a perfect lap together is amazing.

“In the last few races we’ve had a really good run of results. I feel I’m driving at my best and the team is doing a fantastic job. We want to finish this season on a high and I think we still have some big results in us, so I am confident ahead of the race.”

Perez’s team-mate Nico Hulkenberg hopes the team will be competitive this weekend in Brazil and is looking for another strong finish.

“I really love Brazil as a country and Sao Paulo as a city,” said Hulkenberg. “The track is very traditional and there is always a special atmosphere around the place.

“There are some fun corners, the Senna Esses are really cool as turns one, two and three make up a nice combination. The lap is quite short but there are a lot of elevation changes and banked corners, which create a very challenging lap. It’s a track where I really enjoy driving.

“Interlagos has been quite good to me, I had a pole position in 2010, led the race in 2012 and I’ve always finished in the points. I seem to have good chemistry there and I feel comfortable on and off the track. I can really identify with the Brazilian lifestyle and the people. I think we will be competitive so I hope I can add another strong result to the list.”