Q&A with Sergio Perez

Date published: December 13 2011

Sauber’s Sergio Perez looks back at a rookie year with Sauber, a season which was satisfying in terms of speed, but not results and points…

Sauber’s Sergio Perez looks back at a rookie year with Sauber, a season which was satisfying in terms of speed, but not results and points.

Q. Are you happy with your rookie season?
SP: “Well, I’m happy in terms of the speed I had but I’m not happy in terms of results and points. Also because of my accident I missed two races – Monaco and Canada – in which the car and the team performed very well. After I got back into the car it still took me a few more races until I was really a hundred percent again. But regarding my overall performance in F1, I think I can be happy with my rookie season.”

Q. How did you get over the Monaco accident – physically and mentally?
SP: “Physically I had to wait. This wasn’t easy, but it was important. When I got back into the car for free practice in Canada I realised the difficulties I had. I felt dizzy, so it was impossible to drive. Two weeks later in Valencia I felt a lot better and was able to drive. It was better again in Silverstone and at the N