Sergio Perez completed fourth within the Brazilian Grand Prix after coming from ninth and battling with Fernando Alonso within the closing laps for third place.
At one level, Perez overtook the Spaniard, however the Aston Martin driver regained the rostrum on the finish in what was an exhilarating battle between two of probably the most skilled drivers on the grid.
Each drivers recognised one another for the battle they put up on the finish and Pink Bull had been happy with the Mexican’s efficiency.
Helmut Marko praises Perez, finally
Even Helmut Marko acknowledged the error Perez made to lose third, however admitted that his crew’s driver has improved.
“In that battle between Alonso and Checo Perez, you may solely say in hindsight. The error was that Checo did not get out of Flip 3 correctly after which he made a little bit transfer on the straight on the way in which to Flip 1, however, anyway, it was wonderful,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.
Perez‘s high quality race at Interlagos noticed him end forward of Lewis Hamilton and lengthen his lead in second place within the drivers’ standings to 32 factors. With two races to go, Pink Bull is on the verge of a first-ever 1-2 end in a System 1 season.
“Since Mexico, Checo‘s tempo has been proper, each in qualifying and the race. He at present has a strong 30-point lead over Lewis, so we are able to now take second place as a right,” Marko mentioned.