Perez encouraged by positives ahead of Germany

By on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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McLaren driver Sergio Perez says he is encouraged by the positive aspects of his British Grand Prix, despite failing to score a point.

Perez started the race from fourteenth place but lost a potential points scoring finish late on when he became the fifth driver to suffer a tyre failure.

"I’ve already put the disappointment of Silverstone behind me," said the Mexican. "In fact, I was more encouraged by the positives: I demonstrated strong pace all weekend, was having a good race and looked set to finish in the points, until my tyre failure in the closing laps."

"Naturally, these setbacks happen in motor racing, so it’ll be good to get back in the car just a few days after Silverstone and get back to business."

"I started my single-seater career in Germany, so it’s a place with lots of positive memories for me. I enjoy racing at the Nurburgring, it’s a place where you need to attack to get the best from the lap, so I think it’s well suited to my style. Of course, I’d have loved to have raced on the old track, the Nordschleife, that must have been an incredible place for a grand prix, but I’ll be happy with a positive result on the new circuit."

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh says his aim for this weekend's race is just to score some points.

"Our aim for Germany will be to get our cars into the points after two successive failures to finish inside the top 10," he said. "Despite those disappointments, both Jenson [Button] and Checo [Perez] have driven faultlessly, and both are relentlessly positive and upbeat. They have been a strong unifying force for the team as we continue to address the issues we’ve encountered with this year’s MP4-28."

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