Perez seeks to extend points run at Singapore

Sergio Perez (MEX) Racing Point Force India F1 VJM11.
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Sergio Perez has an enviable track record in the Singapore Grand Prix, and hopes to keep that run going when Formula 1 returns to the venue this weekend.

"The Marina Bay Circuit is one of my favourites because I have scored points every time I’ve raced there," he said this week.

"That’s seven times from seven races and I’m looking forward to making it eight out of eight," he added. "I definitely expect to be fighting for a good amount of points."

More points this weekend would also maintain Force India's strong run since the summer holidays, which has seen the team pick up a total of 32 constructors championship points from just two races.

"The last couple of events went really well for us," beamed Perez. "You can feel the positive atmosphere in the whole team, so we want to keep the momentum going.

"I am really looking forward to racing this weekend," he continued. "Marina Bay is the type of track where you can make a difference as a driver.

"I love driving street circuits because you have to be aggressive and accurate," he explained. “Being so close to the walls is always challenging but it’s fun as well.

"With the wide cars it’s tougher to overtake, but is not as tight as Monaco and there is enough space to make some overtaking moves.

Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1.

"The race is a big test for the body. When you're in the car, it is hard to breathe and you're sweating a lot. In the days leading up to the race I train in the toughest conditions I can to get used to it.

"The race is also the longest of the year in terms of time in the cockpit, so fitness is important. The best preparation is to sleep well and keep hydrated."

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