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Perez confident of top 10 finish

Force India driver feels top speed will help them.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
 
7th June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Sergio Perez is confident that they can score points at the Canadian Grand Prix, aided by their top speed. 
 
"We have good top speed and that will certainly be important tomorrow." Perez said. 
 
"I think we have shown already this year that Sunday is what counts and I'm confident that we can score points and beat some of the cars ahead of us."
 
The Mexican driver, who qualified 13th, said tyre strategy will be important and is feeling positive about their chances during the Canadian Grand Prix. 
 
"We will need to get the strategy right - it's always a choice between one and two stops here and we'll need to evaluate which one gives us the best chance for the race." he said. 
 
"I'm starting P13, but I'm still feeling very positive about our chances in the race because this is such an unusual track where you can move up the field and take advantage of whatever happens in the race."
 
Nico Hulkenberg qualified 11th, just missing out on getting through to Q3. 
 
The German driver said there were advantages to that as he can now choose which tyres he starts on. 
 
"I was close to making the top ten - just half a tenth would have made the difference, but I think we've known since yesterday it was going to be quite tight in qualifying." Hulkenberg said. 
 
"Having said that, P11 is a good starting position: it gives us some flexibility in terms of the strategy,"
 
"I get to choose my starting tyres, and I'm feeling quite optimistic about our race pace."

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