Sergio Perez: “Silverstone is One of the Best Tracks”


Sergio Perez rates Silverstone as "one of the best tracks of the year" as he prepares to race in his team's backyard. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

With the 2017 British Grand Prix at Silverstone looming, Sahara Force India‘s Sergio Perez is looking forward to sampling what he calls “one of the best tracks of the year.”

Perez comes to Silverstone having scored yet more good points in Austria and now attempts to do the same in front of his team’s home crowd on the fast, sweeping curves of Silverstone.

I’m feeling really upbeat after our strong weekend in Austria,” says Perez. “We recovered well from some difficult practice sessions and picked up some important points.

” I think we can do the same in Silverstone. I love the track and I think the car will perform well there.

“We have some small updates coming on the aero side and I feel very comfortable in this car. I really can’t wait to experience the high-speed corners at Silverstone with all the downforce we have on these 2017 cars.”

Silverstone announced on Tuesday that it would activate a break clause in its contract to put an end to hosting the British Grand Prix in 2019, despite Perez being one of many drivers to speak highly of the circuit.

“I always say that Silverstone is one of the best tracks of the year. There are great corners and it’s a real pleasure to drive in a Formula One car.

“The fans also make the British Grand Prix special. We always see a huge crowd – even on Friday – and the atmosphere always feels special. It’s one of those races where the drivers’ parade gives you huge energy when you see the support from the fans.”