Force India's Perez upbeat about Singapore prospects

Force India’s Sergio Perez goes to this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix with his head held high up.

Perez has always scored points in the South-East Asian country, with his best result being a pair of seventh places finishes in 2014 and 2015.

Given how the VJM10 has performed consistently across tracks of varying characteristics, Perez sees no reason why he can’t pull off another strong finish at the Marina Bay Circuit.

“I have been in the points every time I have raced in Singapore and I hope I can extend my record,” he said ahead of the weekend.

“Our objective is obviously to score points in Singapore and in all the races to follow. The season may be nearing an end, but there are still some very important races ahead of us and we want to make sure we do our best to stay fourth in the championship.

Although Force India has scored twice the points of its nearest challenger Williams, the Silverstone-based outfit is not willing to rest on its laurels.

Team co-owner Vijay Mallya has revealed that Force India will continue to bring new parts to the car as they will remain relevant next year due to consistency in regulations.

"With seven races to go, the season is rushing by quickly and we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing all year long," Mallya said. "It’s about being consistent, picking up the points and taking our opportunities.

“We haven’t eased off. Development of the VJM10 continues and will bring benefits for the 2018 car too. We are still bringing new parts to the track and both cars will have developments this weekend.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Singapore GP
Track Singapore Street Circuit
Drivers Sergio Perez
Teams Force India
Article type Breaking news