McLaren driver Sergio Perez is hoping for a 'smoother ride' in the next flyaway doubleheader, which kicks off in India this week at the Buddh International Circuit.
Perez took just one point from the back-to-back grands prix in Korea and Japan, finishing only 15th at Suzuka last time out, after 'everything that could go wrong, did go wrong'. He is now looking for the 'perfect race' in New Delhi.
“After two tricky races in Korea and Japan, in which I had good pace but just seemed to suffer a whole range of misfortune, I'll be hoping for a smoother ride in the next flyaway double-header,” Perez confirmed in the countdown to the 16th round in the 2013 F1 World Championship.
“It's been frustrating to see decent results slip away from me, but I'm confident that we'll be able to turn things around quickly.”
“I love travelling to India – it's such a rich and vibrant country, and always an eye-opening place for any visitor,” he continued.
“The Indian Grand Prix has been an interesting and exciting event for the past two years – I really think it's starting to make its mark on the country. It's well attended, and the crowds seem interested, enthusiastic and passionate – that's always great to see.
“With India skipping a year for 2014, I hope we can help make this year's event particularly memorable,” he added.
“We know we don't have the machinery to fight the top four teams, but there's always fierce competition around the fringes of the top 10; scrapping for points might not be what Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is all about, but it's nonetheless satisfying to nail the set-up and the strategy and drive a perfect race.
“That'll be my aim again this weekend.”