Formula 1

Sergio Perez pleased with points after an ‘unpredictable’ race in Bahrain

1 Mins read
Sergio Perez Finishes Tenth in Bahrain 2019
Credit: SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team Media

Sergio Pérez was pleased to be in the points after an ‘unpredictable’ race at the Sakhir International Circuit.

In a race that seemed to have everything, Mexican driver Pérez was happy with his tenth placed finish after an exhilarating Bahrain Grand Prix.

Racing Point F1 Team driver Pérez managed to capitalise on the reliability issues Renault F1 Team faced when both Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo were forced to retire late in the race.

Their exit from the Bahrain track meant Perez was promoted into tenth place but he was left lamenting the Safety Car’s arrival as he was closing down Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon.

“It’s good to pick up my first point of the season. It was an unpredictable race and in that sense it’s a nice surprise.” said Pérez.

“We got a bit lucky with both Renaults retiring, but at the same time the Safety Car didn’t help me because I was closing on Albon and I lost the opportunity to overtake him for ninth place.”

Pérez’s tenth placed finish earned him his first points of the season but Perez wasn’t overly happy with his car.

“I made a really good start and gained a few positions, but I couldn’t defend my position for long.

He made his first pit stop after just eight laps, forcing the team into a two-stop strategy, and Pérez explained his RP19 had a brake duct issue.

“Then, we had an issue with the brakes getting too hot and I had to pit much earlier than planned to remove some debris blocking the brake ducts.”

After the race, Pérez reflected on a balmy day in Bahrain and his first points of the season, adding: “Considering everything that happened in the race we can be pleased to pick up a point.”

Related posts
Extreme EFormula 1

Jenson Button To Join Extreme E As An Owner And Driver

2 Mins read
Jenson Button has announced he will be driving for his own team in the inaugural season of the all-electric off-road series Extreme E.
Formula 1Season Review

SEASON REVIEW: 2020 Formula 1 World Championship - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

3 Mins read
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing continued to be a serious contender in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Formula 1Season Review

SEASON REVIEW: 2020 Formula 1 World Championship - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

4 Mins read
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team continued their run of being the top dogs with a seventh world title.

Leave a Reply