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Perez: Unbelievable

Sunday 9th September 2012

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Perez: Unbelievable

Perez: Unbelievable

Sergio Perez was all smiles after claiming his third podium finish of the season at Monza ahead of the two Ferraris.

Putting his Ferrari-powered Sauber to good use and making the most of his decision to come in on lap 31 for his one and only stop of the afternoon, Perez stormed to second place at Sunday's Italian GP.

"It was a great race for me and my team," said the Mexican driver.

"It's unbelievable to have a podium for my team at Monza. It's very special."

Perez had been leading the grand prix for a few laps after Lewis Hamilton pitted from the lead.

With Hamilton on much fresher rubber, Perez was a sitting duck as the Brit retook the lead. Perez pitted a lap later, coming in on lap 31.

The Sauber driver then repaid the favour on his rivals, slicing through the field on his medium compound Pirellis.

Perez easily made up ground, overtaking the likes of Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and finally Fernando Alonso to finish second.

"I went for prime tyres at the start and I decided to stop late," he explained.

"That gave me very fresh tyres at the end. It's unbelievable."

As to be expected Perez was asked whether he felt his latest podium - on Ferrari's home soil - would strengthen his chances of landing a race-seat with the Italian stable.

"I don't know," was his response. "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 or Lewis to give my all and every driver would do the same."

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