Sergio Perez admits it is frustrating waiting for Force India’s B-spec car, as the team struggles for points in the early part of the season.
Force India was forced to delay the launch of its 2015 car until mid-way through the final pre-season test in Barcelona following a series of disputes with suppliers.
A B-specification version of the car is scheduled to be ready in time for the Austrian Grand Prix in June, but Perez is expecting a tough run of races until then.
“It is really frustrating not being able to have a competitive car that can bring you into the points with pure pace,” he told reporters in China. “That makes things really hard.
“But it doesn’t really change anything as the driver, you have to give your best possible shot weekend after weekend.
“Obviously you are in a position where it is very easy to make mistakes, to lose the car as the car is very difficult with degradation. We are going to have hard races, but it is what it is at the moment.
“It is really hard to keep motivated. Going into a race and knowing it is going to be very hard without any advantage is not the easiest as a driver, but you have to be professional and do the job as if you were going to win the race.”
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