Perez feeling ‘very positive’ heading into Singapore

After two top six results in Belgium and Italy, Sergio Perez arrives at the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore this weekend full of confidence looking to extend his record of finishing in the points in every race in the country.

The Sahara Force India driver is confident that the team can achieve another strong result on Sunday now he feels comfortable driving the updated car that was first introduced back at the British Grand Prix in July.

“I’m heading to Singapore feeling very positive,” insisted Perez. “We’ve shown in the last two races just how competitive we can be and I’m confident we can have a similar level of performance in Singapore.

“The team is pushing hard to bring performance to the car and we’ve still got developments coming through which will help us a bit more this weekend.

“I’m now feeling more comfortable with the updated car. I made a big breakthrough in Spa and since then I’ve had the confidence to push and get the most from our package. It’s a good sign for the rest of the year.”

Perez has finished in the points in every Singapore Grand Prix he has competed in, with a best finish of seventh twelfth months ago, and feels street circuit racing suits his driving style.

“The Marina Bay track is one of my favourites and I’ve scored points every time I’ve raced there,” said Perez. “I always enjoy driving on street circuits because you have to be aggressive and precise, and that suits my driving style.

“It’s quite bumpy, too, so you need a car with good stability to ride the bumps. It’s also one of the most demanding races of the year because of the heat and humidity.”