(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)
The Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s Sergio ‘Checco’ Perez has stated that if he was in the right car that he would be fighting for race wins and championship titles.
Perez made his Formula One debut in 2011 with the Sauber F1 Team and earned three podium finishes with the Swiss based outfit. The Mexican spent two years with the Hinwil based outfit and was later signed to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes however his time at the Woking based outfit was short lived and he was replaced by McLaren Young Driver Kevin Magnussen who was in turn replaced by Fernando Alonso ahead of the 2015 season.
Following his departure from McLaren, Perez looked at other options outside of Formula One including switching to the American IndyCar Series. However at the end of 2013 he was signed by the Sahara Force India Formula One Team and in only his third race for the team Checco finished in third place, giving the Silverstone based outfit their first podium finish since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.
That was the Mexican’s best result with the team to date and he has now stated that he is frustrated by the fact that throughout his career to date he has not had a car capable of challenging for race wins and championships.
The Sahara Force India Formula One Team suffered a delay with their 2015 car which meant that Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez had limited running prior to the start of the new season however the team will introduce a B spec chassis for the Austrian Grand Prix which the Silverstone based outfit hope will get them back up to speed and to compete for points on a regular basis.
© Ben Johnston 2015