Perez eyes change of fortune in Hungary

By on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Force India's Sergio Perez is hopeful that he can end his run of sub-par results in Hungary when the sport returns to the Hungaroring this weekend.

Perez is enjoying his strongest Formula 1 campaign since he made his debut in 2011 but has scored points only once in Budapest, when he finished a low-key ninth in 2013.

Perez has retired from the most recent two Hungarian Grands Prix and last year also rolled spectacularly during the first free practice session.

"We have been strong in the last few races, but after some very fast tracks like Austria and Silverstone we head to the Hungaroring, which is the complete opposite to them," he said.

"It’s a track with few overtaking opportunities so qualifying is important.

"It’s probably the second most important race for track position after Monaco.

"I think it will be a challenging weekend, but we know we can be competitive on every track.

"I haven’t had a lot of luck there in the past, so I hope for better fortunes this year."

Force India team-mate Nico Hulkenberg last year crashed out of the race following a front wing failure.

"It’s an old school track: narrow and very twisty," he said.

"There is no chance to relax or lose concentration as all the corners come one after the other and you risk losing momentum with any mistake.

"It’s a challenging track to get right and it usually produces some fun races."

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