Pérez excited by 'closest' home race
9 November 2012 – Sergio Pérez is looking forward to increased support at the Circuit of the Americas next weekend, with the Mexican expecting plenty of fans to cross the border and fill the grandstands. Having confirmed his place at McLaren for the 2013 season in late September, the 22-year-old is also eager to end this year on a high for Sauber.
"I am very much looking forward to this race!" Pérez declared. "I think it is the closest race for eight years for me to my home town of Guadalajara. I expect many Mexican Formula 1 fans to attend and this, for sure, will give me an extra boost.
"Of course I also hope there will be a Mexican Grand Prix one day, because I am aware of the great enthusiasm for Formula 1 in my country, but for now I regard the race in Austin as my home Grand Prix. I have no issues about learning new tracks quickly.
"In my first Formula 1 season, which was only last year, I had many tracks to learn. I am sure we will have a good crowd there and I definitely want to put in a strong result for both the Sauber F1 Team and myself."
Heading to the United States, Pérez sits tenth in the overall championship standings and still has a mathematical chance of reeling in Felipe Massa to claim seventh.