Sergio Perez admits he is having a difficult time finding the sweet spot of the updated Force India VJM08, but still feels points are in the offing for the British Grand Prix.

Though the B-specification car has proven a top ten contender straight out of the box in the hands of Nico Hulkenberg, Perez has struggled to match him on direct pace throughout the Silverstone weekend.

Even so, Perez remains well poised for a top ten come race day after qualifying just outside Q3 in 11th position and is certain it is only a matter of time before he unlocks the car's potential.

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"I am disappointed to have missed out on Q3 because the car was definitely capable of making the cut. I was expecting to be in the top ten, but in the end I missed out by a couple of hundredths, which was unfortunate.

"The weekend so far has been a bit of a struggle for me, trying different options with the set-up and getting used to the new car. The b-spec car is a big step forward, but we are still exploring the limits of what it can do.

"When we understand it fully, I think there is great potential. For the race tomorrow, I think we can be competitive. Eleventh place is not a bad place to start and I think we can fight well from there to get some points."