Perez eyes return to points in Canada after Monaco disappointment

Perez eyes return to points in Canada after Monaco disappointment

Sergio Perez will be aiming to score points in Canada this weekend, on what is a circuit that he expects will suit Force India’s 2014 car – the VJM07.

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The Mexican is keen to move on from what was a disappointing Monaco Grand Prix, where contact with his former McLaren team-mate Jenson Button put him out on the opening lap, with a strong showing around Montreal’s Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, a track at which he collected his second ever F1 podium at in 2011.

“After a very disappointing race in Monaco, I just want to get back in the car and get the best possible result for my team. Points will be the target,” said Perez.

“I really enjoy racing in Canada; it’s a very nice circuit which is quick and technical. It feels a little bit like a home race for me because it’s not too far from Mexico and there are always quite a few Mexican fans at the race.

‘I also have very good memories from Montreal,” added the Mexican. “In 2012 I started at the back of the grid and managed to finish in third place.

“It was an amazing race and my one-stop strategy worked perfectly. It was my second podium in Formula 1 and a great feeling – one I hope to experience again soon.

“As a track, it should be suited to the strengths of our car so we have to maximise this opportunity.

“It’s another track where you need good top speed and traction from the slow corners.

“You also have to maximise the limits of the track to be quick and get really close to the walls, so it’s easy to make a mistake.

“It’s hard to overtake there, but the final chicane is definitely the best opportunity.”

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Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.