Despite encountering initial difficulties, Sergio Perez had a positive experience during the sprint race and is currently making progress in the battle for second place in the championship.
Starting the sprint race in third place, Perez unfortunately lost ground due to a poor start, allowing George Russell and Lewis Hamilton to overtake him. This setback had significant implications for Perez’s pursuit of second place in the championship.
However, Perez demonstrated resilience and determination, ultimately managing to recover and finish the sprint race in third position. Additionally, Lewis Hamilton’s seventh-place finish provided Perez with additional points, further solidifying his position ahead of Hamilton. After a series of disappointing results, Perez has regained his momentum.
Reflecting on the race, Perez expressed the challenges he faced, stating, “That was not an easy race”. He acknowledged his poor start, losing positions to both George and Lewis, and voiced his determination to fight back.
Perez showcased his skill by overtaking both Mercedes drivers and preserving his position in third place.
“From then on, I was in a constant battle,” revealed Perez. “I pushed my tires to the limit, and unfortunately, I paid the price in the latter stages of the race.” He believes that without the initial setback, his finishing position could have been even better.
Perez specifically highlighted tire management as a key factor, stating, “The issue lay in being unable to properly manage my tires. The demanding nature of this circuit makes tire wear a significant challenge, which ultimately impacted my overall result.”