Sergio Perez: We had the podium in our pocket

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Sergio Perez and the BWT Racing Point F1 Team hit back strongly in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, climbing from P11 to P6 at the flag, while Lance Stroll took P13 after opening-lap contact hurt his chances.

“It was clear that today we had the podium in our pocket and I’m disappointed we missed out. It’s easy to be critical with the benefit of hindsight, but ultimately we should have tried staying out and keeping track position. However, I don’t want to be critical of my team; the important thing is that we learn the lesson for next time.

We still put in a great performance to go from P11 and into P6 to score some really strong points. It was clear in the race that it was very tough to overtake and we still managed to improve with a tremendous first stint on the medium tyres – and it was a good decision to pit when we did [on lap 27] to gain three places.

It was very close to being the perfect race for us today. We will keep pushing and we’re looking forward to returning to Turkey next time out.”

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