Sergio Perez is looking forward to the opportunity to underline just how potent his partnership with Force India can be by bouncing back from the frustrations of Canada when F1 returns to Austria this weekend.

The Mexican was challenging for a potential victory in Montreal, hounding the hobbled Nico Rosberg into the closing stages of the Canadian Grand Prix, but couldn't quite get close enough to pass the Mercedes driver under DRS, and eventually dropped back to fourth place - where he became involved in a frightening penultimate lap collision with Williams' Felipe Massa.

Frustrated at seeing his best result of the season go begging, even though the accident was later adjudged to have been his fault, Perez is hoping that the unfamiliar Red Bull Ring can be a leveller that will help him overcome the grid penalty he picked up in Montreal.

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"I don't really know what to expect because it's my first visit to the track, but I'm really looking forward to going there," the Mexican insisted, "It's a circuit that not many people know and so it can give you an opportunity to find a small advantage. You have to learn fast and be ready to adapt. A new circuit is always a bit more of a challenge, but it's interesting and I like the look of the track layout."

With Pirelli bringing similar tyres to those used in Monaco and Canada, Perez is confident that the short Austrian circuit can be one that suits Force India's VJM07.

"I'm happy to see these tyres being used, and I think it's the right decision," he maintained, "I also think the layout of the track will work well for our car. Hopefully we will have the opportunity for another strong performance there."