Perez: I hope we’ll be scrapping for points positions at Monza

30 August, 2013

Sergio Perez targeting a points score in Italy

Sergio Perez targeting a points score in Italy

Sergio Perez is keen to make up for disappointment at Spa with a good showing at the Italian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver spoke ahead of the weekend at Monza.

“Monza is probably the most beautiful circuit in Formula 1 – it’s just so historic; from the moment you arrive, you can feel it’s just different from any other place we visit.

“In fact, I had one of my best races in Formula 1 at Monza last year – everything came right on Sunday afternoon, I looked after the tyres beautifully and overtook Fernando Alonso on my way to finishing second, which equals my best-ever result in the sport. That was a fantastic day.

Spa was disappointing for Sergio Perez

Spa was disappointing for Sergio Perez

“After the disappointment of Spa, where we had the pace to score points, I’m keen to get another shot. As in Hungary and Belgium, we don’t expect to have a car that’ll be capable of fighting right at the front, but I hope we’ll be scrapping for points positions. That’s always fun, because then it’s really down to the team and the driver to maximise every opportunity on the day.

“When you’re racing hard like that, a good lap in quali or a clever strategy in the race can make all the difference to your result – and that’s great to experience. So, as always, I’ll be looking to push on every lap.” (McLaren F1)

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  • Faceman

    More likely Perez will be scrapping cars, not for points…

  • Fletcher

    Nothing wrong with that pass he made on Grosjean at Spa. Grosjean should have slowed and tucked behind him but instead he goes off and tells everyone (tewards) he gave him no room. What a joke Formula One has become.

  • Boycottthebull

    Im sure “Push em off to Pass Perez” can employ his usual tactics and run other drivers off the track in order to overtake. He finds in perfectly acceptable even with his own Team mate.

  • Fletcher

    You mean like how Button pushed Perez of the track at Bahrain.while trying to pass him. Get your facts straight. You are talking nonsense

  • real LOTUS is the GREEN one

    Totally agree with Fletcher: penalties in F1 are absolutely unfair (and i think politically driven). Last year Alonso at Suzuka made to Raikkonen an identical move to the one that Grosjean did at Spa… Romain got a 1 race ban, Alonso not even a reprimand!

  • Boycottthebull

    Fletcher go watch this years Monaco race again you fool.

  • Fletcher

    Boycotthebull you are talking out of your ass. You are biased like the stewards. Hulk did the same pass at the same spot to Vergne exactly like Perez to Grosjean and no penalty towards Hulkenberg and rightly so because Vergne did what he had to do. Slow down and get in his sliptream so that he can repass him which he did. Sutil hit Maldonado and Maldonado gets penalized. Ridiculous! Formula One is becoming pathetic. I remember a certain Vettel punting out Webber a while back not to mention Vettel pushing Alonso off track last year in Monza. No penalties and none needed. Its racing. Drivers are racing and they are competing for positions. Every driver once in a while looses it.

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