Racing Point has already shown huge progress in 2020 compared to last season, and Sergio Perez thinks things will get even better.
The RP20 has been one of this season’s biggest controversies, with many feeling that it’s simply a copy of the 2019 Mercedes. Renault feels so strongly in fact that they’ve protested it multiple times and will continue to do so.
Regardless of the car’s legality, it’s quick, so much so that Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll locked out the second row of qualifying in Hungary.
They’ve yet to quite achieve such success on Sundays, but Perez is confident that, with a bit of luck, that will come
“It’s great to be up there fighting at the front again,” the Mexican said in Racing Point’s preview for the British Grand Prix.
“We had a tough year in 2019 and it shows that all the hard work we did over the winter to put that right was worth it.
“We’ve made a good start – but I think even more is possible. We’ve had some bad luck so far and the best is yet to come.”
— BWT Racing Point F1 Team (@RacingPointF1) July 28, 2020
With Racing Point based at Silverstone, the British Grand Prix is as much of a home race for them as it is for anyone.
Because of this, Perez says racing there can often be emotional. Without fans though, he thinks this year’s additions will be strange.
“It always makes me feel proud to race at Silverstone,” he added.
“Knowing I’m driving a car that nearly 500 people helped design and build in a factory just across the road gives me extra motivation to do well as a ‘thank you’ to everyone in the team. It can be quite an emotional event for all of us.
“We will definitely miss the fans here. They are some of the most knowledgeable in Formula 1. Some of them even remember when you raced here in the lower categories!
“We’re missing the fans at every race we go to – but the passion of the British fans is really amazing, so it will feel very strange.”
Perez is currently P6 in the standings with 22 points, two places ahead of his team-mate. However, the pair may not be team-mates for much longer, with Sebastian Vettel reportedly set to replace the Mexican in 2021.