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Italian GP: Perez says I am fighting for my team, not for the Ferrari seat

Sergio Perez not expecting his impressive performance and second place will help more opportunity in future Ferrari seat.

Perez start from the 12th on the grid to finish second on the podium, after his late pit-stop, he easily overtook Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.

The Mexican currently a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, still paddock talking, Felipe Massa to be replaced by Sergio Perez at Ferrari next season.

Autosport reported that – Reporters asked him, if you felt the performance amplified your opportunity in Ferrari next season race seat, Perez replied: “I don’t know. I am sure not at all. I am fighting for my team and I will always fight for the team I am in, I will always give my maximum.

“I will always fight, if it is against Fernando [Alonso] or Lewis [Hamilton], to give my all and every driver would do the same.”

Sergio Perez started with harder tyre compound and then used the medium rubber for his second spell of the race and its gives him +1.5 seconds lead in every single lap.

“It was really enjoyable,” said Perez. “One of those races where you have the pace and are the one attacking. There were very crucial moments during the race, especially with my first stint – going long and keeping pace was not easy at all. I did quite a lot of laps on those tyres and then in the second stint we managed to go on maximum attack and were able to have good fight with some drivers.”

“I don’t think we had pace to be close to the front row or close to the top five,” he said. “We were not quick at all, lacking too much speed on the straights. I didn’t get a good lap yesterday and that is why we qualified outside the top 10. Maybe the top 10 was reachable. It helps us in a way to change strategy. I think we were one of only a few to go for primes and it worked quite well. I was worried about warm up at the beginning but it worked quite well.”


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