Sergio Perez: “I feel confident about Montreal”


Sergio Perez is confident about the Canadian Grand Prix Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend, Sergio Perez is feeling confident about the Grand Prix, despite enduring a frustrating previous race in Monaco.

The Sahara Force India F1 Team driver failed to score any points at the Monte Carlo street circuit, despite qualifying in seventh. He was forced to make extra pit stops after contact with both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers, the first time he broke his front wing against Carlos Sainz Jr. The second against Daniil Kvyat after an optimistic move that ended in contact, causing damage to the VJM10.

With Perez finishing in thirteenth, this saw an end to his fifteen race run of points finishes. Of course the Mexican was frustrated with this performance, as the car felt good all weekend but with some good races in Montreal, he is feeling confident about racing there this weekend.

“I said after Monaco that I was proud of the team and the way we raced in Monaco,” said Perez. “We gave it everything, but it wasn’t our day.

“It’s frustrating because the car felt good all weekend. It was a shame not to make the most of this opportunity and continue our run of races in the points. I feel confident about Montreal. It’s a track where I’ve had some good races and I like the challenge of the circuit.

“It’s all about being late on the brakes and aggressive through the chicanes. You have to be precise too with the walls so close to the track. I think the sport needs more tracks similar to Montreal where mistakes are punished. These old-school tracks excite the drivers and fans, and usually produce entertaining races.”