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Sergio Perez

Perez: We never gave up

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez has done his shares the world of good in Formula 1, scoring points in all three races so far and, most recently, turning 18th on the grid into seventh place at the finish and is aiming to help Force India score points for the 14th consecutive race.

Perez said ahead of the Russian Grand Prix, “I said after Bahrain that I was very proud of my team. We never gave up and dug deep to recover a great result. It was even more special because we continued our run of races in the points – it’s now thirteen consecutive races. When we qualified in P18, I thought it would be hard to do it, but we delivered a perfect race and really deserved this result.
“I think the start of the season has gone really well and we can be happy with the results we have achieved already. The team has done an excellent job to read the races, call the strategy and take the opportunities. That’s a real strength of this team.
“I have good memories from Sochi and our podium in 2015 shows that anything is possible. I think every driver enjoys turn four because it’s an unusual corner that puts high energies through the car. The rest of the lap is similar to a street circuit. Overtaking has never been easy so there’s extra pressure on getting high up the grid in qualifying,” added Perez.