Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time here.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on a circuit I really enjoy. It's where I first drove a Formula 1 car and that is something that will remain with me forever.
"The facilities are great and the track is not easy to master. This year we also have double points and that gives you even more motivation to do well."
Perez, who has 47 points from 18 races so far, is 12th in the drivers' standings.
"Everything in the lap requires some compromise. You need a set-up that works on fast corners, stop-start turns and the twisty final sectors. You also need to think carefully about your choice of helmet visor. You start the race with a low sun that requires a dark visor and end the race in the night needing a clear one," added Perez.
The Abu Dhabi GP is the last race of the 19-race F1 calendar. For the first time in the history of the sport, an F1 race will award double points to the drivers.