Perez chasing first points in Turkey

Date published: April 30 2011

Sergio Perez is determined to get his name on the points table when F1 heads to Istanbul next weekend…

Sergio Perez is determined to get his name on the points table when F1 heads to Istanbul next weekend.

Although the Sauber rookie claimed seventh place in his debut grand prix, he was later disqualified, as was his team-mate, after the C30s were deemed illegal by the Australian stewards.

Perez failed to finish the next race in Malaysia while an incident with Adrian Sutil in China meant he finished well down the order.

However, the Mexican driver is determined to fight back and claim his first points next Sunday in the Turkish GP.

“In a way I feel for me the championship is about to start now with these next races on circuits I know,” said Perez.

“I have raced at Istanbul Park twice in the GP2 series and I find the track very nice. I especially used to enjoy Turn Eight a lot.

“With the Formula One car it will, of course, be physically demanding for the neck muscles, and Turn Eight will also be a special challenge for the front tyres. We will have to be careful with them.

“In any case I’m really looking forward to the Turkish Grand Prix and I want to bag my first points.”