Perez hails good points on ‘crazy afternoon’

Date published: July 23 2018

Sergio Perez hails good points on 'crazy afternoon'

Sergio Perez says he did all he could in Sunday’s German Grand Prix, bringing his Force India home in seventh place on what he billed as a “crazy” grand prix.

Perez has a busy afternoon at the Hockenheimring as he faught in the midfield battle, scrapping for every position.

His hopes of a top-ten resulted appeared to be dashed by a slow pit stop, as a sticky wheel lost him time and positions.

But as the rain showers came there was more chaos, with Perez finding himself firmly inside the top ten despite a spin.

He brought his car home in seventh place.

“When you come away from such a crazy afternoon with some good points you have to be happy,” said the Force India driver.

“The whole race was very busy and I was always in the middle of the pack fighting the cars around me.

“I had a mega first stint, but we were unlucky with the slow pit stop, which cost us a few seconds.

“Then, when the rain arrived, it was very tricky and each lap was a new adventure.

“I spun while I was lapping Leclerc – I don’t think he saw me and I just lost the rear end.

“To survive all these things and finish seventh is a good achievement.

“It’s just a shame I lost a position to Grosjean on the final lap, but we did all we could.”