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Sergio Perez: “I think we maximised the performance today”

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Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Sergio Perez will start the Chinese Grand Prix from eighth on the grid after a strong performance during qualifying at the Shanghai International Circuit on Saturday.

The Sahara Force India F1 Team racer was pleased with the outcome of qualifying after such a disjointed weekend, feeling that each lap he completed was clean, and as a result he got the best qualifying position possible.

“I’m very pleased with the qualifying result today,” said Perez. “It’s probably a bit better than I expected, but the team did a fantastic job getting the car in shape for qualifying considering the lack of track time we had yesterday.

“All of my laps were clean and tidy and I think we maximised the performance today.”

Perez believes that the race on Sunday will be an interesting one, especially if wet, and should the rain come it could provide some opportunities to move forward, something the Mexican is renowned for when conditions are mixed.

“It’s looking like we will have a wet race, which could generate some more opportunities because there will be a lot of unknowns about how the wet tyres will perform,” said Perez.

“It will be a big challenge but the team is ready for the fight and hopefully we can come away with some more points.”

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