Sergio Perez, Sauber, Sepang, 2012

Perez: “My goal is to be in a big team”

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Sepang, 2012In the round-up: Sergio Perez is eyeing a move to a bigger team to challenge for victories.

F1 Fanatic Live: IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama

Join us later today for F1 Fanatic Live during the second round of the IndyCar championship.

Round one winner Helio Castroneves started on pole position at the Barber Motorsport Park road course.

James Hinchliffe joins him on the front row with Rubens Barrichello 14th on the grid.

UK coverage starts at 7:30pm on Sky Sports 4.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Perez targets a championship challenge in next two years (ESPN)

“In the future my goal is to be in a big team and to be fighting for victories. The most important thing is having a car that gives me the chance to win races.”

Adrian Sutil drops appeal in assault case (AutoWeek)

Adrian Sutil, the 29-year-old German driver who lost his Force India Formula One ride at the end of last season, has withdrawn his appeal against a conviction of assault.”

Horner defends Vettel (Sky)

“These guys get a microphone shoved in front of him just after he’s effectively lost a fourth-place position and of course he was annoyed, he vented his frustration.”

Formula One guru speaks about new film ‘Rush’ (Slough & South Bucks Observer)

Alastair Caldwell: “I didn’t want to be involved in motor racing any more. Your whole life is spent asking for money from people you don’t like and I didn’t want to do that.”

Some classic Gilles (Peter Windsor)

“Gilles accelerated cleanly out of the first corner, backed off (again!) for the kink and dived for the inside for the hairpin left. For Laffite, the gate was shut. The others darted around, gaining and then dropping back, but only by inches.”

Australia 2012 Pt II: F1 Australian Grand Prix (Tokyo Fox)

“Apart from a brief demonstration at Tokyo Motor Sport 2008 I had never heard the unbelievable noise which comes from the F1 cars until one went under the footbridge we were crossing. Almost deafening and we were so lucky to be given some free earplugs from a kind spectator which were essential for making my weekend more comfortable and enjoyable.”

Comment of the day

We had several great quotes for the Caption Competition including suggestions from Ivz, Sw6569 and Chris.

However I picked this one from Ben Stone as my favourite:

Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Melbourne, 2012

“No matter how hard we try to find somewhere private it always feels like Lewis is right behind us.”

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On this day in F1

The non-championship Brussels Grand Prix was won 50 years ago today by Willy Mairesse, driving a Ferrari 156.