Perez aiming to end Hungary point-scoring drought this weekend


Sergio Perez - Sahara Force India F1 Team. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Sahara Force India F1 Team driver Sergio Perez cannot believe we have hit the halfway point of the F1 season already, but feels it has been a strong campaign for the Silverstone based squad so far.

“This season has gone by so quickly. It only feels like yesterday we were racing in Melbourne and now we’re about to have the summer break.

“It’s been a satisfying first half of the year. I’m proud of the team and the work we have done to improve our car. I also feel I’m performing at my best and driving well.”

The Mexican is confident the strong results will keep coming after the summer break too, as they have already shown they are improving race by race this year, and are one of the more competitive teams out there.

“I have big hopes for the second half of the year and I feel we have the potential to get some very good results.”

The strong performances Force India have been able to produce so far, should not stop in Hungary, and so Perez expects another good weekend for the squad, with some serious points a definite possibility.

The Hungaroring is a circuit the Mexican loves driving, but one that he has not enjoyed success at in the past. In fact the only time he has scored points there during his F1 career, was when he drove for the McLaren Mercedes team back in 2013.

His results in Hungary make for ominous reading, but Perez is aiming to banish his unlucky streak in Budapest this year, by getting some points on the board at the very least, with his hopes set on accomplishing better.

“I think we can be quick in Budapest. We have been competitive on every type of track this year so there’s nothing to worry about in Hungary.

“I like the twisty layout of the track – which reminds me of a street circuit – and when you find your rhythm it’s very enjoyable to drive there.

“Overtaking isn’t easy so you’ve got to deliver in qualifying or you know it’s going to be a tough race on Sunday. Track position is so important.

“For whatever reason the Hungaroring hasn’t been kind to me for the last few years so it’s time to put that right.”