Sergio Perez says he is excited by the hunger he has seen at Force India ahead of the start of the new season.

Having been dropped by McLaren at the end of 2013 in favour of Kevin Magnussen, Perez switched to Force India to partner Nico Hulkenberg this year. Having enjoyed three productive pre-season tests, Perez says he feels prepared to tackle the start of the new season and is looking forward to what the team can achieve.

"It's always a good feeling to start with a new team," Perez said. "I had a full winter to get to know everyone and I'm feeling ready now. The team is very hungry and I hope we can achieve some great things this year."

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And Perez agrees with team-mate Nico Hulkenberg that Force India is in a strong position ahead of the first race.

"I think we are feeling well prepared going into Melbourne. Testing has had its ups and downs, as always, but we ended the second Bahrain test in a good position. There are still areas we need to improve, but I think we have made a good start and we can build on that.

"There are more things to do in terms of managing the systems on the car so it's more complicated than last year. The pre-season testing has given us enough time to get to know the new systems so I don't foresee any issue come the first race."