Sergio Perez admits he “wasn’t expecting” the overtake that saw Charles Leclerc pip the Red Bull driver to second place
Perez had a difficult start to the race, with damage to his front wing forcing an early pit stop. However, he was able to recover and make his way back up the grid, eventually finishing in third place. The safety car played a crucial role in Perez’s race, allowing him to take the race lead after making an early pit stop. Although he was able to overtake Leclerc, he struggled to pull away due to carrying too much wing, and was eventually overtaken by both Verstappen and Leclerc. Despite losing out on second place to Leclerc, Perez felt that the race had delivered and provided good racing opportunities.