McLaren driver Sergio Perez will go to the 2013 F1 Belgian Grand Prix next weekend feeling 'incredibly strong and refreshed' and with 'added motivation'.

The Mexican was caught up in that dramatic first-corner shunt twelve months ago, which landed Romain Grosjean with a one-race ban, and Perez is keen now to set the record straight.

"I love Spa, but I didn't get too much of an opportunity last year," Perez recalled. "After qualifying fourth, I was one of the victims of the first-corner accident, so I didn't get to see what our car could do."

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"So I'm going to Spa this year with added motivation to do well," he confirmed. "It's such a great place - I love fast corners, and the feeling of taking to the car to the limit around such a big and long circuit is incredible.

"The racing at Spa - particularly with KERS Hybrid and DRS - is usually pretty intense, so I'll be looking forward to another exciting weekend."

"There's no better place to kick off the season's second half than with races at Spa and then Monza," he added. "They're two of F1's most iconic and evocative tracks, and two of the greatest challenges for any driver."

Perez was encouraged by the performance of his McLaren MP4-28 last time out in Hungary and after taking his fifth points' finish of the season, is eager to now to get more.

"We had a positive race in Hungary, which was a nice way to end the first half of the season. Hopefully, it gave everybody within the team the motivation to return to work after the summer break with renewed focus," he stated.

"I'm certainly feeling incredibly strong and refreshed and am really looking forward to getting back into the cockpit and back to work," he summed-up.