Perez targets recovery from 'poorest' race

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Sergio Perez is confident that Force India can mount a fightback after the outfit's 'poorest' race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Neither Perez nor team-mate Nico Hulkenberg challenged the top 10 positions across the race weekend as the characteristics of the circuit - allied to harder tyres - exacerbated the inherent weaknesses in Force India's VJM08.

The Mexican is nonetheless optimistic that Monaco can provide an opportunity for Force India to return to the points and close the gap in the championship to its traditional midfield rivals.

"Monaco always offers the opportunity to make it into the points, at the end of the day it only matters here on Sunday, you need a bit of luck to be positioned well in the race," said Perez, who crashed out on the opening lap in 2014.

"Barcelona was our poorest point of the season I hope, that was extremely poor for our level of competitiveness so I think Monaco and the coming races should be quite a bit better for us and we should be in the fight for the points.

"Here you need downforce, you definitely need a lot of that, it’s a very efficient track, mechanically you don’t have the high speed corners that are no good for us or the big lateral corners where you stress the car.

"I’m optimistic and I hope we can make it in the fight for points."

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