ABU DHABI: Force India driver Sergio Perez says that 2015 has probably been his best ever and most enjoyable season in Formula 1.
“The 2015 season has gone by so quickly, but I have lots of great memories and I’m very proud of what we have achieved. It’s probably been my best season in Formula 1 in terms of results and also the most enjoyable,” Perez said on Monday.
“We have grown a lot during the course of the year and we have had some special days, with a highlight being my podium in Russia and my home race in Mexico.”
The Mexican driver is ninth in the drivers’ standings with 68 points. If he manages to finish ninth or even better, it will be his best ever finish in the sport. Importantly, he is also 16 points ahead of his teammate Nico Hulkenberg in the standings, who is 10th.
He also brought up the team’s best finish of the season, third at the Russian GP in October. The 25-year-old will now race at the 5.5 km Yas Marina Circuit at the year-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.
“Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to end the season, especially with a race under the lights. The whole venue is impressive and the track is quite a challenge from a set-up point of view. You need a car that works through the fast corners in the first sector, as well as through the slow final sector, which feels more like a twisty street circuit,” said Perez.
“We have the potential for a big result in Abu Dhabi. Things didn’t work out for me in Brazil so I’m determined to get back in the points this weekend and finish this great season on a positive note.”