Sergio Perez wants to bounce back from two disappointing races with a strong result in the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of the mid-season break.

Although team-mate Nico Hulkenberg has done the bulk of the team's scoring through ten races - the German has yet to miss a points finish - it is Perez who has Force India's sole podium of 2014, having finished third in Bahrain. However, after the British and German grands prix yielded just a solitary point, the Mexican currently trails his team-mate by four places and 35 points and is determined to close the gap at the Hungaroring.

"I was a bit disappointed after Silverstone and Hockenheim because things did not really work out for me in the races," Perez said. "So it's important to score some good points before the summer break. You always want to do well so that you can enjoy the break, otherwise it can feel very long."

Related Articles

Hulkenberg, meanwhile, is still searching for his maiden F1 podium, but says that he will be happy with another top ten finish in Budapest.

"We will certainly try our best," he said when asked if scoring points for the eleventh consecutive race is possible. "So far, it's been a great season - my best year in F1 and the best year for the team too.

"The car has worked well on every kind of track so, if we keep working as we are, I think we can have a strong second half of the year as well. [The Hungaroring] is challenging and leaves little room for mistakes, [but] it's a good event, with a nice atmosphere and lots of fans.

"The weather is always hot, which usually helps us and our car has worked well on tracks with slow corners so that's a good sign. There are still some developments to come, mainly on the aero side, so that will help us stay competitive."