Formula 1

Sergio Perez: “It was a solid race for us today”

1 Mins read
Sergio Perez - Credit: Sahara Force India

Sergio Perez felt that Sahara Force India made all the right decisions during the Malaysian Grand Prix as the Mexican claimed sixth position on Sunday.

Perez ran as high as third in the opening laps but as the race unfolded and some drivers pitted behind the virtual safety car and affected the running order, he felt recovering to sixth position was a good result for everyone involved with the Silverstone-based outfit.

“It was a solid race for us today, but I think we were a bit unlucky with the way the race unfolded,” said Perez. “At the start, things looked very positive: I had a good launch, stuck to the inside line and was up to third after turn one.

“There were some very quick cars behind me and I knew there was no point in fighting too hard and destroying my tyres. The key moment of my race was the first virtual safety car, because it handed a big advantage to those who were able to start on the medium tyres, and dropped me down the order when I pitted.

“To recover back to sixth place was a good effort and we know that every point will count in the fight to finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. I don’t think we made any wrong decisions today, but it was just that the circumstances played more against us and into the hands of others.”

12268 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Related posts
Formula 1

Lance Stroll an ‘innocent victim of a clumsy lunge’ by Nicholas Latifi – Otmar Szafnauer

1 Mins read
Lance Stroll’s United States Grand Prix was heavily compromised on lap one after contact with Nicholas Latifi, with Otmar Szafnauer displeased with the Williams drivers’ clumsy move.
Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel: “From where we started, I think scoring a point is a good result”

2 Mins read
Sebastian Vettel scored a point in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix despite starting at the back of the pack after an engine change grid penalty.
Formula 1

AlphaTauri’s Jody Egginton: “The package has shown a good level of performance”

1 Mins read
AlphaTauri scored two points in the United States thanks to Yuki Tsunoda’s ninth place, with Technical Director Jody Egginton happy with the teams pace throughout the weekend.