Suzuka (Japan), Sep 22 (IANS) Force India driver Sergio Perez believes that with the improvement in performance of their car, they could score a good number of points this weekend at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix here.
Perez has finished fifth, sixth and seventh — all point scoring positions — in the last three races and expects the run to continue at the 5.8 km Suzuka Circuit.
“We have taken a lot of encouragement from the result in Singapore, which was my third points finish in a row, and we can score well in Japan too. When you see how the VJM08 has developed and the results we are achieving, it tells you that we can be competitive on every track and Suzuka shouldn’t be any different,” said the Mexican racer.
“Suzuka is one of those tracks that gives you a very special feeling. It’s quick, with some great corners, and it’s a real challenge to hook up the perfect lap. You need to have confidence and be very committed, especially in the first sector which has a fantastic flow. When you have a car that is working well it’s one of the best places to drive an F1 car.”
The 25-year-old is expressed his fondness of racing in the east Asian country, which has a rich heritage of motorsports.
“Visiting Japan is always interesting and you can see how much the people love Formula 1. The fans are very kind and have always given me a lot of support. It’s definitely a special race,” added Perez, who is also known as Checo in the paddock.
Perez is currently ninth in the drivers’ standings with 39 points, nine more than his teammate Nico Hulkenberg.