Sergio Perez, Sauber, Barcelona, 2011

Perez: “We have to stay realistic”

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Barcelona, 2011
Sergio Perez, Sauber, Barcelona, 2011

Sergio Perez said he will stay “realistic” despite going fastest in testing today.

The Sauber driver said: “People will now think I will go to Melbourne and win.

“We have to keep realistic. We have to keep working a lot and developing the car as much as possible for Melbourne and see what happens.”

“For sure it?s always very nice to end up testing in P1 but now tomorrow everyone forgets this. We concentrate on Melbourne.”

He added that the Circuit de Catalunya was giving more grip now than it had during the first test: “It had changed a lot. It was much better, more grip.”

Perez says he is aiming for top ten finishes this year: “I want to be in the points. I would be very happy and love to get points.”

With his first F1 race coming up Perez said he wouldn’t feel intimidated by racing against the sport’s bigget names.

He said: “For sure it?s very special to drive against the best drivers in the top league of motorsport. It?s a dream come true.”

Quotes and additional reporting by Leandra Graves

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