Racing Point Force India F1 driver Sergio Pérez says that his sole points finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix was a ‘shame’, after rivals Renault Sport Formula One Team failed to score around the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.
Pérez secured the final point of the race around the Interlagos cirucit, securing the team’s only point from the weekend as they make a last push to chase down McLaren F1 Team for sixth place in the constructors’ championship.
Rain was predicted to make an appearance during the Grand Prix, but Sao Paulo’s rain storms didn’t make arrive in the race, which Pérez really wanted to happen as he experienced a ‘lonely’ race.
“I was really hoping we could get some rain this afternoon,” said Pérez.
“Throughout the race I was looking at the clouds and they were getting darker, but in the end it stayed dry. I don’t think we had the race pace to score more points today.
“I had to fuel save quite early on and for much of the afternoon it was a pretty lonely race for me.”
Force India head into the final race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in a gripping fight with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, who are six points away from the Silverstone based team thanks to a strong result from Charles Leclerc.
The Mexican said that the teams’ strategy in Brazil was the best they could do with tenth place and hopes for a better result to round off the year in Abu Dhabi.
“We made our strategy work as best as we could and tenth place was as much as we could achieve.
“It’s a shame we couldn’t score more and capitalise on the Renaults not scoring, but hopefully we can end the season with a better result in Abu Dhabi.”