The pilot Force India Sergio Perez commented on his solid performance at the Grand Prix of Australia.
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“I am very happy with the result and confident that the seventh place – the maximum that we could achieve today, said the Mexican. – The team worked out the right strategy. Also, we were able to work with rubber, which allowed to earn points.
Despite the fact that ahead was hard, I managed to pass Kvyat and Sainz. Once appeared in front of me a clean track, I was in a fortunate position.
I loved to fly these machines: now in the cockpit, we can do much more work than in previous years. We know that the car needs work, but the start of the season was successful. We can be pleased with this performance.”
His teammate Esteban Windows, started 13th, was able to close the top ten.
“To win their first point in Melbourne – the reward for a tough weekend, said the Frenchman. – For almost the whole race I was fighting with Fernando Alonso. On the first lap we were driving wheel to wheel, but he managed to stay ahead. Then I chased.
The battle was fierce, because Fernando is a strong opponent. It was hard for me to get close enough to him to overtake. But at the end of the race I was able to take a chance on the first turn. It was an important moment, through which I gained points. I hope this is only the beginning.”
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