Sochi circuit one of the suitable for Racing Point team. Last two years Sergio Perez and his former teammate Esteban Ocon finished the race in the Top 10, and in 2015 Sergio managed even go to the podium. So, this year the driver also believes in good performance of the team at Sochi Autodrom.
"I’m confident we should be strong here, so I’m looking forward for the weekend, we have good potential to be strong."
Although despite the confidence in strong results there, Sergio said the team didn’t bring some updates to Sochi, and also doesn’t plan to include significant technical update in the rest of the season.
"There isn’t significant upgrade coming before the end of the season. I think we will be doing some work, step by step from now until the end. So hopefully that it will come a good improvement."
Talking about the remaining tracks, where Racing Point can be competitive, Sergio said that they should be strong here in Sochi, Mexico and Japan.
Next year there will be 22 races in Formula 1 calendar. Sergio thinks that it’s quite a lot of stages for drivers, as they also have plenty of work out the track. But moreover it’s too much for the teams’ stuff, especially mechanics.
"I think it’s a lot of action not for drivers. We love racing, and also we have other events: work with simulator, sponsorship events, how to get fit and so on. It’s a lot, I think it’s over the limit. But also for the mechanics. When they come here, they are here since Monday, and they leave sometimes on Tuesday. So it’s already on a very high level for people who work in the teams."
"I think for us, drivers, it’s a lot of work, but we come here, in some European races, we arrive on Thursdays, early Thursdays. I’m more concerned for the mechanics, engineers. I doubt they will be able to have any social life on this level, so it’s very high. Maybe there will be a point to have two crews," – the driver explained.