Is Perez impressing anyone?

Force India driver Sergio Perez is confused why no one is taking his name as a potential candidate for one of the top teams.

The Mexican started Formula 1 racing in 2011 with Sauber F1 team and was later recruited by McLaren.

But unfortunately for Chico, his stint at the Woking outfit did not turn out as he expected and he left after a year. In retrospect, that was a good move since the British outfit did not win a single race for the next five consecutive seasons.

Perez recovered his position and established himself as a strong and reliable driver at Force India, getting seventh place in 2016 and ’17 driver rankings. But despite such an achievement, none of the tops teams seems interested in him.

When asked if he knows why that is the case, Perez said: “I don’t know the reason for that,”

“I think I’ve been doing a very strong job in the past seasons so in that side there is not a lot I can do. It’s hard to show.

“I finish in the last two years seventh in the championship, in the front mix. So it’s hard for people to realise but I’m sure when they look at the performance.

“It’s not a coincidence I’ve beaten good drivers such as Hulkenberg, the time we spent together. I believe I can be as good as anyone out there.”

Force India’s performance this year has been less than expected and it is not making it easy for Perez’s ambition. But the Mexican is not giving up so easily.

“I still have my aim one day I will get the chance to fight for the best possible results because I believe I am as good as anyone here,” he said.

“But in Formula 1 it’s so much down to the potential of your team and your car. I hope that soon I can get an opportunity to show my full capacity.”

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