Sergio Perez: "We can still celebrate a great race"

Published on 14 Nov 2016 09:35
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Force India enjoyed a double points finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez coming hom in fourth place.

The former McLaren driver missed out on claiming a record eighth podium for a Mexican driver after he was passed by the hard-charging Max Verstappen.

Despite losing out on silverware, Perez wasn't too disappointed.

"What a fun but tense race today! It’s a shame to lose a podium place in the last two laps, but Max [Verstappen] just had a different pace: he was the fastest on track and there was nothing I could do to keep him behind," he said. "Even though I am a bit disappointed, we can still celebrate a great race and an incredible result, especially considering the conditions we had out there today."

"Just getting to the finish line on a day like this feels like a victory, and to bring home fourth is a very important result," he added. "It was so easy to make mistakes; you risked aquaplaning at any moment – every time I crossed the finish line I had a breath of relief. It’s a big result, not only for me, but also for the team as it brings us important points for the battle for fourth place. A lot can still happen in Abu Dhabi, but we can be happy about this result."



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