The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that Mercedes engines are no longer the best power plants in the peloton, reports Sky Sports.
Sergio made this conclusion based on the results of the first three Grand Prix of 2017.
Mercedes produced the most powerful engines from 2014 to 2016 inclusive, but the fourth year the use of hybrid propulsion systems V6 producing competitors much closer to the German team.
“I am sure that Ferrari is on par with Mercedes, said Perez in the paddock of Sochi Autodrom. – Renault is also added. We have [clients Mercedes] has a visible advantage only over Honda.
Renault and Ferrari have achieved significant progress and made a big step forward.”
Sergio also believes that the speed Force India is fourth team of the season-2017, but expects that a large package of updates, which team of Silverstone will bring to the race weekend in Barcelona, will give the opportunity to improve pace VJM10.
“In Barcelona we will see how we managed to add in comparison with other – continued Perez. – While we were coming fourth in the constructors ‘ championship, and it’s great, because we used the opportunities that were provided to us by others.
But as soon as the pace cars will increase, the situation will change for the better”.
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