Since unleashing an heavily upgraded VJM09 in Barcelona, Force India has been racking up the points and catching fourth-placed Williams in the Constructors’ standings.
The Silverstone-based outfit was again in fine form two weeks ago on home turf with Perez leading team-mate Nico Hulkenberg in sixth and seventh at the British Grand Prix.
“We have been strong in the last few races, but after some very fast tracks like Austria and Silverstone we head to the Hungaroring, which is the complete opposite to them,” Perez said.
“It’s a track with few overtaking opportunities so qualifying is important. It’s probably the second most important race for track position after Monaco. I think it will be a challenging weekend, but we know we can be competitive on every track.”
Having retired in the last two editions of the Budapest event, Perez looks to beat his career-best result of ninth at the Hungaroring, secured in 2013 with McLaren.
“I haven’t had a lot of luck there in the past, so I hope for better fortunes this year.”