Sergio Perez says Racing Point are "in the mix with Renault and McLaren"

01-10-2019 11:15
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Sergio Perez says Racing Point are in the mix with Renault and McLaren

Sergio Perez says that Racing Point are able to compete with McLaren and Renault following th Mexican's impressive seventh placed finish at last weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

The Mexican went eight races without scoring before the summer break, but since the return to racing, he has scored 20 points in just four races, an impressive return.

Perez started 11th at the Sochi Autodrom, but moved through the field to come home P7, behind McLaren's Carlos Sainz but ahead of Lando Norris, and ahead of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg, who suffered from a slow pit stop.

Perez was pleased with the result and said: “It was a fantastic race, I think one of my best races that I can remember, just perfect, everything, the start, when to push, when not to push, strategy-wise.

“Probably we were a bit unlucky with the Safety Car timing and we lost there, but we managed to recover, and especially to hold off the people with fresher rubber, and that was key, we worked hard for it.

“I think we are back in the mix with the Renaults and McLarens, so hopefully the next five races we can be on a run.”

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