Perez not letting rumours get to him

Date published: June 15 2016

Amidst rumours of Force India driver Sergio Perez being eyed for a top drive in F1, the Mexican has claimed that he will not let the speculation get to his head.

Perez revealed his intentions of one day driving for a top team again but has claimed that for now he will only concentrate on the 2016 season and nothing else.

The 26-year-old had a torrid timeĀ  at McLaren when he was signed as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton but is looking in much better shape now that the pressure is somewhat lightened at Force India, having joined them in 2013.

“If that happened [joining a top team] that would be a great opportunity to me and I really hope in the near future I can have the opportunity to be in a car that can give me the opportunity to win,” he revealed to Crash.net.

“The most important thing for me is to focus on the present and try to keep doing the job that I’ve been doing so far.”

On the potential of his current car, the VJM09 package, Perez has said that although podiums are possible it is not likely that they will be competing at the top end of every race.

“Probably podiums is not the realistic word for us at the moment but certainly continue the progress and keep scoring points and aim to beat Williams,” he continued.

“It is going to be difficult but I think we are making good progress and we are getting better and better every race.”