F1 »

Perez eyes 'as many points as possible' in Montreal

Sergio Perez gears up for his first Canadian Grand Prix.

Sauber F1 driver Sergio Perez is hoping for a change of luck in Canada this weekend.

Perez will get his first proper taste of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this Friday, as he missed most of the event last season following his crash in Monaco.

The Mexican is now in his second season in F1 and while he made a big impression with his near win in Malaysia back in March, since then he hasn't managed to add to his tally, finishing just outside the points and in P11 in China, Bahrain and Monaco, while registering a DNF in Spain. His target then is to 'score as many points as possible' this Sunday in Montreal.

“It will be my first Canadian Grand Prix, as last year I only did a few laps in the first free practice before I realised I did not feel well enough to drive. I felt very dizzy in the car which was a consequence of last year's Monaco accident,” Perez recalled.

“I think at times in recent races we have been very unlucky, but the pace is there as my lap times during the Monaco race clearly proved.

“I'm now looking forward to doing a good job in Canada and scoring as many points as possible. It is a fast and fluid circuit on which you are often close to the wall – challenging and exciting.”

Giampaolo Dall'Ara, Sauber's head of track engineering, meanwhile added that the tyres will again play a crucial role.

“The Montreal track is narrow with walls that are very close in some places. It offers interesting challenges,” he continued. “The first one is to find the right level of aerodynamic efficiency, because the level of downforce and drag is lower than on most of the other tracks. The time spent on the straights requires maximising the speed, while the corners, with the exception of the hairpin, are low speed and feature changes of direction. Therefore the car needs to be well balanced under braking, needs good traction and must be reactive.

“The next interesting challenge is the fact Pirelli has decided to provide us with the soft and the super soft tyre compounds as they did in Monaco. We don't expect any problems with the super soft tyre in qualifying, but then the more difficult part will be to find the right race strategy to get the maximum out of the tyres,” he explained.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
26.05.2012-  Qualifying, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
26.05.2012-  Free Practice 3, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2,Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


fastlane66 - Unregistered

June 05, 2012 9:18 PM

2012 is second year in F1 for Perez but he does not improve in consistency. The problem is Perez he only concentrate on speed and that's why he made many mistakes. I think that's why Montezemolo said Perez does not ready for Ferrari car. He must concentrate on consistency.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.