Perez keen to score points in Barcelona after two race drought

Second placed Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber celebrates on the podium. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 25 March 2012.

Sergio Perez celebrates after scoring his first Formula 1 podium in Malaysia

May 7 (GP247) Since his second place finish in the Malaysian GP, Sauber driver Sergio Perez has had a couple of relatively subdued races – finishing out of the points in both China and Bahrain – he thus heads to Barcelona, for the Spanish Grand Prix, keen to return back to point scoring form and pinning his hopes on a step forward with updates on the C31.

Speaking ahead of the weekend in Barcelona, Perez said, “I hope to get some points again this year. Our recent race in Bahrain was very disappointing, so I really hope our new aero package will work well in Barcelona.”

Like many of his rivals, to Perez the Catalan circuit is well known, “I obviously know the circuit very well from GP2, from last year’s Formula One race and, of course, from testing. It was there where I scored my first ever F1 points last year when I finished ninth,” commented Perez.

The 22 year old Mexican suffered a minor smoke related injury when the engine cover on his Sauber melted during testing in Mugello. He received treatment immediately afterwards and is now fully fit to tackle first practice on Friday in Spain.

“I am looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix very much and also to the other forthcoming races in Europe. To me the race at the Circuit de Catalunya is one of the most special on the calendar,” said Perez.

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