F1 »

F1 Mexican Grand Prix: Perez aims to put on a show at 'very special' home GP

As Mexico prepares for the return of Formula 1 after a 23-year absence, homegrown talent Sergio Perez hopes to make his nation proud.
Sergio Perez is aiming to put on a show at a 'very special' home debut Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend as the sport makes its long-awaited return to Mexico after a 23-year absence.

The Force India driver is in a galvanised mood heading home after two consecutive strong results – third place in Russian and fifth place in United States – and simply wants to maintain his current momentum to deliver a performance the Mexican crowds can be proud of.

“The races in Russia and the United States have been an ideal way to prepare me for the return of my home race,” Perez said. “I think there is more to come from us and I'm really looking forward to the final few races.

“Having the opportunity of driving in my home Grand Prix is something I never thought would happen. It will be one of the highlights of my career and I have no doubt that this race will become a modern classic of Formula One.”

Despite the unique emotional experience of a home Grand Prix, Perez says he will be preparing for round 19 of the 2015 F1 World Championship like any other race and is intrigued to see how the grid performs at the revised Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

Perez drove a demonstration lap of the track during its official opening two weeks ago and is raring to tear around the circuit at full speed this weekend.

“Racing in Mexico is, of course, very special for me, but at the same time I should not let this distract me from the fact that it is another race in which I will need to give 100% to bring home a good result,” he said. “I am incredibly motivated to work hard with my team to have another race to celebrate.

“I had the chance to drive a lap of the new track layout recently and it's a fantastic circuit. There are quite a few changes compared to the old layout when Formula One last raced there, but I don't think the circuit has lost any of its character.

“The new section in the stadium is spectacular and it will be such an incredible emotion to drive through there for the first time when it's full of fans. There are a lot of fast sections, but at the same time you have a combination of fast, slow and medium-speed corners that make for a very varied lap.”



Tagged as: Formula 1 , Force India F1 , Perez

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
25.10.2015- Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM08
25.10.2015- Qualifying, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM08
22.10.2015- Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM08
11.10.2015 - Race, Celebration, 3rd position Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08 with his father
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull [Credit: Crash Media Group]
Lando Norris, McLaren, Honda [Credit: McLaren F1]
Nobuharu Matsushita, ART Grand Prix, Sauber, F1 [Credit: Honda Racing]
Lewis Hamilton and The Stig
Sebastien Ogier, Red Bull, RB7, F1 test [Credit: Red Bull Content Pool]
Singapore Grand Prix
Williams 40th anniversary demonstrations
Williams 40th anniversary demonstrations
Williams 40th anniversary demonstrations
Williams 40th anniversary demonstrations
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


LoveF1

October 28, 2015 11:06 PM

Some of these guys must have a way lower IQ level than they are given credit for...as F1 drivers. Was this press statement written for him, or did he actually come out with it himself??? Like...we're supposed to believe he hasn't tried to "put on a show" ALL season and has waited until his home grand prix to do so? Whatever the heck next??? UURRGGHH!!! Makes me wanna puke



© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.