Perez confident Force India will be strong in Germany

Perez confident Force India will be strong in Germany

Sergio Perez says he is confident Force India will be more competitive at this weekend’s German Grand Prix, after a difficult last race in Britain.

The Mexican collided with Jean-Eric Vergne at turn one on the first lap and he could only recover to 11th. The team struggled with the high winds at Silverstone but Perez expects the VJM07 to be better suited to the Hockenheimring.

“I expect this weekend we will be back to our level and I expect to come out of the weekend with a good amount of points for our fight for fourth position in the constructors’,” he said in the paddock on Thursday.

He added: “I think here, for the good of the team and the confidence of the team, we should be really strong at this place.”

Perez confirmed that Force India will not be running the FRIC (front-and-rear interconnected) suspension system in Germany.

“Yeah, we won’t run it. I think it is pretty much taken the decision from the senior management that we won’t run it,” he said.

“I don’t know how much that will affect us; I don’t expect it to have a big impact on our car. Some teams of course have developed the system a lot more and have a much more advanced system than us, so they might have a bigger impact.”

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Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

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