Having celebrated his podium finish in the Russian Grand Prix, Sergio Perez is looking to further boost his points tally as F1 heads to Austin.

While he does not necessarily expect to come home in the top three, the Mexican is hoping to boost a finishing record at the Circuit of the Americas that includes only one scoring performance - ninth with McLaren in 2013 - and cement his place in the overall top ten for the season.

Without his first lap misfortune in Japan, when he was shoved off the road and had to pit before recovering to twelfth on the road, Perez would likely arrive in Texas on a run of five straight scoring finishes as Force India continues to stake its claim as a top five team following the introduction of its VJM08B, and the Mexican is keen to extend that run one week before F1 returns to his homeland.

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"Getting back on the podium in Sochi was an amazing feeling and seeing my crew below the podium is an image that will stay with me forever," he reflected, "It's been an interesting season so far and we are doing a great job, so our focus needs to be on keeping it up for the rest of the season.

"Austin is a great place to race - it has been my home race for several years, before the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, and, when I step into the cockpit and see all the Mexican flags and the fans in the stands, it's an incredible boost for me."

One week after the USGP, Perez will be back on home soil for the first Mexican Grand Prix since 1992, when the Force India driver was just two years old.