Perez wants to build on Sochi fortune

Force India driver Sergio Perez is optimistic that they can put in another good showing at the Spanish Grand Prix after turning their luck around in Russia.

Following three the problematic races at the start of the 2016 season, the Mexican reckons that his ninth place finish in Sochi was a turning point and that the Silverstone-based team needs to build on that momentum.

The former McLaren driver, who asked his team on the radio during the Russian GP whether they like his race pace, added that he is also looking forward to see what their upgrades have in store for them in Barcelona.

"It was important to get back into the points in Russia," he said.

"The car performed very well all weekend and I can feel the progress we've made since the start of the year.

"It was not a smooth race, but we didn’t give up and scoring two points was a good recovery.

"It's been a difficult start to the year, but it feels like the momentum is changing now and the performance in Sochi was a big boost for all of us."

"Barcelona will be the first chance to run our updated car. It’s going to be a huge task to understand everything on Friday, but it’s always exciting to try new parts on the car."

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