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Perez: Spa is “a Highlight of the Year”

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Sahara Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg are looking forward to the return of the 2015 Formula One season, the Belgian Grand Prix.

Perez, who finished eighth here last year, described the infamous Spa-Francorchamps circuit as “an amazing track”: 

“The first sector and the run through Eau Rouge feel very special in a Formula One car and it’s definitely a highlight of the year. The track can also produce really good racing because there are a few corners where you have a good chance to overtake.”

“I think the characteristics of the track and its emphasis on power and top speed should suit our car,” he continued. “You also have to expect wet weather at some point during the weekend so it could be quite unpredictable.

“We have shown some good pace in the last few races and we should be in a position to get a good result.”

Nico Hulkenberg is just as excited about the upcoming race. He currently sits ninth in the championship standings and finished tenth at last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.

“Even though it’s only been a month since the last race, you miss being in the car and the buzz of racing, so I’m definitely ready to begin the second half of the season.

“We go there hoping to bounce back from a tough race in Hungary. We are competitive and I am confident we can start the second part of the season strongly.”

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