Perez left disappointed with his finish to the race

13-10-2019 16:34 | Updated: 13-10-2019 16:39
by Tom Mason
F1 News
Perez left disappointed with his finish to the race

Racing Point driver Sergio Perez admitted that he was disappointed with the way his race ended in Japan, despite recording a top ten finish and being in the points. His teammate Lance Stroll came through in P11 and was just outside of the points.

"There was confusion at the end because the chequered flag came out a lap early, so when I was taken out by Gasly the race had already finished, "Perez said in Racing Point's post-race review.

"With the fresh tyres, I was much faster than him. I was ahead of him and left enough room so there was no need for the contact.

"It’s disappointing to finish the race like that – with a damaged car – but at least we got some points for the team."

Having taken two points away from Japan, Perez is in joint-tenth place in the drivers' standings and the team are seventh, five points behind Toro Rosso.

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