Perez delighted at Moncao Podium

Date published: May 29 2016

Force India driver Sergio Perez was delighted at his third place at the Monaco Grand Prix after an event filled day.

Starting on the grid in P7, Perez became the first Mexican in history to claim a podium in Monte Carlo, something he is immensely proud of.

The 26-year-old did an impressive job to keep Sebastian Vettel behind him through much of the race as the four-time World Champion struggled to mount any serious challenge against him.

During the post-race interview, Perez thanked his team and made a special mention to the Force India team owner Vijay Mallya.

“I’m extremely happy because my team has done a tremendous job,” he exclaimed.

“It’s my third podium and to have it here in Monaco is very special.

“I want to dedicate this podium to my boss Vijay Mallya. I think we did the right calls.”

Mallya replied to the kind of words of Perez by tweeting a ‘thank you’.