Sergio Perez addressed the way the weekend at Spielberg was flipped from an utterly disappointing result on Saturday to a double point-paying finish. "Being out in Q1 is the worst thing that can happen and things were not looking great but we did not give up, we tried our best, we had our best pace on Sunday. The track conditions changed a lot, people had to manage the tyres, which is where we got the biggest advantage, but I was running in P8 already. When the VSC came, Sainz pitted and we thought we had lost the position to him, but then the blisters came and it worked out. It was a strong team result, getting both cars in the points."
The financial struggle Force India is going through certainly translated into a limited flow of updates but Perez assured that the team is bringing some new pieces to the British GP and the target to carve through the midfield is achievable. "We got some bits into the car this weekend, hopefully we can close the gap to the midfield. We are having some development, we are planning to go further and we confident that we can do it. Everyone is pushing hard at the factory, with the tunnel and the target is clear."
The Mexican driver exhorts Pirelli to change approach, by keeping the 'uncertainty' factor alive, as the excitiement is currently deriving from marginal issues such as temperature drops and anomalies on the tyre behaviour. "Austria had the most interesting race of the season, it is a shame that it only happened due to a shift of track temperature of 15-20°C and it basically was because of that. Pirelli should put the emphasis on uncertainty, going into the race without knowing which tyre is going to perform best".