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Baku incident still wrangles with Perez, as he looks to make amends in Austria

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Sergio Perez - Azerbaijan GP 2017. Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Sahara Force India F1 Team driver Sergio Perez is still reeling from the incident with team-mate Esteban Ocon in Baku, that saw both drivers lose out on a possible podium finish and perhaps even the win, two weekends ago.

The duo was sat in second and third place behind the safety car, when Ocon made a perhaps overambitious move on his team-mate, causing them to lock wheels, an incident which forced Perez to retire from the grand prix and Ocon to pit for repairs, when they were in prime position to capitalise on what had been a chaotic race.

Despite his frustrations however, the Mexican is also buoyed by the fact that the team performed strongly in Azerbaijan, and is confident that the ability to battle at the front will be possible again this weekend in Austria.

“I’m still feeling disappointed about the lost opportunity in Baku, but at the same time I’m feeling positive about the performance level we showed.

“We were fighting at the front and the car was working well. It’s just a shame my race ended early because there was a great chance of finishing on the podium.”

Perez believes the Silverstone based squad have the car to score some good points at the Spielberg circuit, which should suit the set-up of the VJM10, as long as they keep pushing hard to maximise their potential, and do not cause themselves more frustration by eliminating each other from the race.

“I think we can be just as competitive in Austria and pick up some good points this weekend.”


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