The Sauber young driver Sergio Perez made his first podium finish in F1 career for Malaysian Grand Prix. He was able to overtake front runner Fernando Alonso, but he was made tiny error in turn 13 and keep second place ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Perez little bit disappointed with lost first place and he praised his team for making the most of the opportunities presented by the changeable weather conditions.
The Mexican replied the question that – Perez was unable to close the gap in the time that remained, and when asked if he felt he should have won the race: “I think so, I definitely think so.
“I was catching Fernando towards the end of the race,” Perez said. “I knew I had to get him soon because in the sectors with high speed corners I was already losing the front tyres with a lot of degradation going behind Fernando so it was not easy. Then I ran wide in the left handed quick corner, I touched the kerb and I went on to the dirty side, it was completely wet and I lost the win probably. It was very difficult obviously to get Fernando but I think today the win was possible.”
“I have to say the team has done an incredible job; they always called me in at the right time especially at the first pit stop we did it was really at the right moment. Unfortunately Fernando pitted one lap earlier than us towards the end of the race when the track was already dry and he opened some gap there, but even then we managed to get him. The pace was fantastic, I was really quick. I have to say many thanks to the team, they have done a great job and I’m really happy for them.”
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