Perez feeling confident for Bahrain

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Sergio Perez's efforts in Australia did not reap any benefits but the Mexican is confident he will put behind him a disappointing first race with a better drive in Bahrain.

Just like his team mate Nico Hulkenberg, Perez fell victim to a deceptive context at Albert Park when the race was red -flagged and an approximate tyre strategy left Force India to struggle in the second part of the event.

"Australia didn't bring the result I was hoping for so I am targeting a better outcome from Bahrain," Perez said.

"Getting a bad start really compromised my race last time out because I got stuck in the middle of cars on different strategies and I couldn't recover. However, it’s a long season and I have an opportunity to get back in the points in Bahrain.

“The racing is never boring in Bahrain so fans should enjoy some good entertainment. There are long straights and sharp braking zones so it's great for overtaking, but the big tractions zones make this a tough track for the rear tyres.

"I think tyre degradation will be a key factor in the outcome of this race. The track evolves a lot as the race goes on, as the cars sweep away all the sand and dust that the wind has blown onto the track.

Two years ago, 'Checo' enjoyed an impressive podium finish in Sakhir, one of the high points of his F1 career.

"I have some very good memories from Bahrain - the race in 2014 was just fantastic when I celebrated my first podium with the team. I am confident we can be strong again this year and get back all the points I missed in Australia.

"Even in Melbourne, there were lots of positives we can build on, such as our strong qualifying speed and race pace. The team is doing a great job back at the factory and we should have some interesting new bits on the car, too, so I am feeling confident.”

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