Perez not fussed about split strategy used by Racing Point in Canada

14-06-2019 09:06
by Bobby Vincent
Perez not fussed about split strategy used by Racing Point in Canada

Sergio Perez has insisted he is not bothered about Racing Point using two different strategies for each of its drivers, with the Mexican finishing in P12, and his team-mate Lance Stroll finishing in ninth at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Perez started the race a couple of places above Stroll in Montreal, but finished three places below the Canadian at his home-race and missed out on the top 10.

Stroll began the race on the hard compound tyres and went 45 laps before pitting for mediums, with Perez doing the opposite and pitting on lap 11, and kept the same tyres until the end of the race.

"It was a very frustrating afternoon," Perez said to Autosport. "Early on, (Daniil) Kvyat was struggling ahead of me, and I only had two laps before I had to look after my brake temperatures.

"As a team, we maximised what we could from where we started, to be able to get a car in the points is good for the team, but personally, it was a bad day. It's always after the race you know which is the right strategy.

"We had to take some gambles and it paid off for Lance and the team, so we can be happy to get those two points. But other than that, we have to improve to be further up the grid."

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