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Upbeat Perez backs Racing Point to come good

17th August 2019, 13:12 by Neil Foster

Sergio Perez is optimistic about the future with Racing Pont despite a tricky first year for the new marque.

In their inaugural year in Formula 1, the Silverstone-based team have taken 31 points to date to sit eighth in the constructors' standings.

Perez has 13 points to his name while team-mate Lance Stroll has five more and the duo are battling it out with the likes of Renault, Hass, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo in mid division.

There is still a long way to go but Mexican flyer Perez seems confident that they can push on from what has been a tricky beginning for the new outfit.

"It has been great," he told Racer.com. "Amazing. On track we haven't had the results we hoped for – we knew that this year was going to be a transition – but I can see the big picture, and the future ahead looks very good and very strong.

"I knew it was going to be tough, but I thought, 'not as tough as it is at the moment, and how it has been'. But I see how we are going to progress and how things are looking, and they are looking good."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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