“It was a good day at the end” – Sergio Perez had another brilliant race in his debut season for Red Bull, grabbing the podium in the French Grand Prix.
Red Bull seems to have finally solved the problem of a consistent, complimentary teammate to Max Verstappen. Sergio Perez followed up on his win in Baku to finish on the podium yet again in France, extending Red Bull’s lead over Mercedes.
Sergio Perez so far has taken as many podiums at Red Bull as Alex Albon has in 2 years
It’s been 7 races.
— K 🧬 (@kamisotoo) June 20, 2021
The Mexican was all on his own for most of the race in P4, before a late pit stop strategy by Red Bull brought him right into the game. The inevitable happened towards the final stage of the stage, Perez overtaking Valtteri Bottas to finish a credible P3. After the race, he claimed he could have ensured a Red Bull 1-2 had there been three more laps to spare.
I think we needed about three more laps to get Lewis.
“We just have to keep improving. My weekend wasn’t as complete as I would have liked it to be, so understanding and we just have to keep pushing to make sure we are in contention for the win the next race. If I have a new race next weekend, I already start from a better baseline. I’m hopeful for the coming weekend
“I think the team did a good job with leaving me out on the first stint. The car was pretty undrivable the first 10 laps and the last five laps of that stint. The degradation was a lot higher than expected, but I think the team did the right calls. We went long, we were able to manage quite nicely the tyres when we needed and it was a good day at the end.”