Sochi: Force India driver Sergio Perez Tuesday said he is looking forward to the inaugural Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix to be held at the Sochi Autodrom here Sunday.
“I’m really looking forward to the race in Sochi. It’s a country that will be totally new for me and so it’s exciting to go there for the first time. I will feel like a tourist looking around the city," said Perez.
“The location of the track inside the Olympic park is very unusual. If I get the opportunity I will definitely explore a bit. From the photographs I’ve seen it looks to be a very impressive facility. There are some long straights, some tight corners, and it will feel like a street circuit because the walls are close to the track in a lot of areas."
The Mexican added that since the circuit is new, everyone will be at par starting from scratch.
“To prepare for a new track I normally walk the track and cycle it a few times. Normally you need about 10 laps before you can really start doing performance runs. Nobody knows the track so it will be the same situation for all of us. We all start from zero.”