Sergio Perez once again proved his tire management abilities in France, treating his hard compound throughout the race to eventually overtake Valtteri Bottas in the last laps, sealing a second consecutive podium finish.

After struggling at the beginning of the Grand Prix and looking widely off the pace of the three leaders, Perez managed to make his way back up and eventually overtake Bottas in the last laps of the event, thanks to a better tire situation.

Although his race was rewarded by a podium finish, the Mexican had to admit that things looked extremely compromised at the beginning of the Grand Prix, as the windy conditions made his single-seater “undrivable”.

“It was important to stay within the leaders,” Perez said, pointing out the importance to find rhythm as quickly as possible in the race.

“In the first few laps the car was undrivable with the wind, it was pretty hard to keep up behind, but then probably as the wind was getting calmer and the track better, I started to pick up a rhythm, we managed to go quite long in the first stint and it really paid off towards the end.”

“[Our results is] a lot higher than what we expected today.”

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