Perez: We can be competitive on every track

Date published: July 19 2016 - Editor

As the F1 paddock heads to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Force India driver Sergio Perez has claimed that they can be competitive on every type of track.

A lot of the chatter ahead of this weekend’s race has been about the twisty Hungaroring, a track that has been likened to Monaco in terms of power dependency.

With Force India's strong performances recently on a string of fast paced circuits, the Mexican driver believes that regardless of the characteristics of any track on the F1 calendar they can still be competitive.

"We have been strong in the last few races, but after some very fast tracks like Austria and Silverstone we head to the Hungaroring, which is the complete opposite to them," he said.

"It's a track with few overtaking opportunities so qualifying is important. It's probably the second most important race for track position after Monaco.

“I think it will be a challenging weekend, but we know we can be competitive on every track."

Perez is also hoping that he can improve on his last two outings in Hungary, where he was forced to retire in both races.

"I haven't had a lot of luck there in the past, so I hope for better fortunes this year," he concluded.