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Perez still hopeful of drive with top F1 team

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Perez still hopeful of drive with top F1 team
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Jun 6, 2016, 12:02 PM

Force India driver Sergio Perez remains hopeful he can land a racing seat with a leading Formula 1 team next year.

Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 celebrates his third position at the podium
The Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 of third placed Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 in parc ferme
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 celebrates his third position on the podium
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 celebrates his third position with the team
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 celebrates his third position with the team

The Mexican's contract with Force India expires at the end of the current season.

The 26-year-old has been with Force India since he was dumped by McLaren after 2013, and he admitted he is keen to move up the grid if the opportunity arises.

When asked if a drive with a top team was still on the cards, he said: "Hopefully. Why not? I think in the past years I've been doing good job, especially last year and so far this year, so hopefully an opportunity with a top team can happen

"Obviously you're always looking to move up. If there is an opportunity, then definitely it will be good," Perez told Motorsport.com.

Perez scored an impressive podium finish in the recent Monaco Grand Prix, and he still feels he can move up the rankings even if he stays at Force India.

"I'm confident. I believe in this team and that's why I spent three years in this team. And I think the team is moving up, going forward. So I think there is a good future."

"I want to believe I'm in a good position. Hopefully, if something happens, a good opportunity can come for my career. That will be great for me."

Interview by Oleg Karpov

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Author Pablo Elizalde