Sergio Perez says he is aiming to make new memories in Australia this weekend as he prepares for the new Formula 1 season with Force India.

The Mexican driver hailed the Melbourne event as a special race which mixes elements of traditional circuit racing in a city street environment and is excited to return to Albert Park to begin the 2015 season.

"Even though it is classified as a street circuit, it doesn't really feel like one - there are only a few corners in which you get close to the walls," Perez said. "Driving on it, it feels like a permanent track, although if you make a mistake you realise pretty quickly how close the walls really are.

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"Melbourne is the place where I had my first Formula One race. That's a great memory that will stay with me forever. It's my best memory from Melbourne so far, but I hope to refresh it with some new memories soon."

Despite the Force India driver's fond memories of his Formula 1 debut, the Mexican was disqualified from the 2011 Australian Grand Prix after the race due to a technical infringement with his Sauber's rear wing. The 25-year-old was disqualified along with team-mate Kamui Kobayashi.

Perez's best career finish around Albert Park came a year later with Sauber, placing eighth in 2012, and he is already targeting a points-scoring finish this year despite Force India's lacking of running.

"There are many difficult corners and it is not easy to get a perfect lap here," Perez explained. "Turn one, in particular, is very technical and difficult also because you can't really see the apex. It is a great feeling to get that corner right. In terms of set-up, you are mostly looking for front end grip and it is not easy to find the right balance for the car."

The 25-year-old driver suffered a difficult pre-season testing programme, only getting one full day in the VJM08 after the car was delayed due to Force India's failure to pay suppliers.