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 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.