Racing Point star Sergio Perez hopes he can secure some points in Bahrain this weekend after missing out in Australia. Perez enjoyed a strong end to last season as he only failed to finish in the points in three of the final 13 races, but his 2019 campaign got off to a disappointing start.
The Mexican came in 13th in the season-opener in Melbourne but team-mate Lance Stroll did grab two points by coming ninth. Perez picked up the second of his six career podium finishes in Bahrain in 2014 and the 29-year-old is confident he can get off the mark for the season ahead of this year’s edition.
“I’ve had some great battles there over the years and I was on the podium in 2014, which was a special moment in my career,” he said, as reported by GP Blog. “I don’t expect an easy race. The track is very technical and the combination of slow and fast corners makes it quite challenging.
It can be tough on the brakes and finding your braking points is a challenge. “There are some really big stops, especially into turn one. Some of your markers change throughout the weekend as you practice in the sun and race at night. “The weekend will be another close fight in the middle of the grid, but I think points are achievable. It’s going to be interesting to see how much overtaking happens in the race, because it wasn’t easy in Melbourne.”