Perez is frustrated that he hasn’t scored more points

Sergio Perez is frustrated that he has not been able to score more points after some tough races for both him and Racing Point.

Perez has finished 12th in the last three Grand Prix and has not scored points since the third round at Azerbaijan.

Speaking in Thursday’s press conference, Perez said: “It’s obviously very frustrating when you are not scoring points. It’s what you come here for and going home with no points hurts a lot.”

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“I think we have been going through a very difficult couple of races, the last three especially.”

According to Perez, part of the reason why he has not scored points is down to the fact that the midfield has got so tight.

Both Renault and McLaren have improved in recent races and that has seen them move ahead of both Racing Point and Haas.

Alfa Romeo also saw an improvement in France with Kimi Raikkonen getting his first points since Baku.

“In the midfield it’s so tight, so a little improvement will be a big jump.” added Perez.

“I know the season is very long and we are still there or thereabouts in the midfield, so I’m still confident that we can turn around the season.”

Lawrence Stroll eventually purchased Force India (before renaming it Racing Point) from Vijay Mallya midway through last season after the Silverstone based squad fell into financial difficulty.

As a result of the team’s financial issues it meant the team had to put their 2019 car design on hold.

When asked if the team’s ownership issues has hindered it’s 2019 progress Perez agreed.

“In a way yes, because you know, these days every team is so strong in the midfield.”

“When you have such tight margins having an upgrade one or two races late hurts a lot. So, yeah, I think we are.”