Pérez hoping Sauber can overhaul Mercedes
19 October 2012 – Despite admitting that it will be a significant challenge, Mexico's Sergio Pérez has set his sights on overhauling Mercedes for fifth place in the Constructors' championship.
The Sauber driver, who is moving to McLaren next year, has a 20 point defecit to erase with team-mate Kamui Kobayashi as the Formula 1 fraternity heads to India.
"I cannot believe we have only four races left, so the season will now end quite soon," said Pérez. "To make up 20 points to finish fifth in the Constructors’ World Championship means we have quite a job to do. The race in India should be a bit better for us than in Korea, and our car will be quicker there.
"I like the fluent sections of the track. Outside the circuit I haven’t seen anything of the country yet and I know that, unfortunately, I won’t have time for a trip this year either."
Pérez is currently tenth in the overall standings, 16 points ahead of Kobayashi. The latter is fighting for his F1 future after recently revealing a lack of sponsorship.