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Perez 'disappointed' to have lost points

Meanwhile Hulkenberg said fifth place was a 'reward' for his one-stop strategy.
Sunday, June 8, 2014

 

8th June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Sergio Perez was on course for a high points finish before being involve in a race-ending collision with Felipe Massa on the penultimate lap of the race.

 

Perez and Massa went to the medical centre straight after the incident and Massa was sent to the hospital as a precuation. 

 

I’m really sad for the team because we had an amazing race today and the one-stop strategy was working perfectly.” Perez said.

At one point it looked as if Perez might have been able to capitalise on Nico Rosberg’s MGU-K failure to win the race.

The podium was possible today and I’m just very disappointed for the points we have lost.” he said.

“On the final lap I was defending my position going into turn one when I suddenly got hit from behind. It was a big impact, but I am okay.” Perez said.

After the race the stewards investigated the incident and handed Perez a five place grid penalty, concluding that he had changed his racing line.

Nico Hulkenberg finished fifth after losing a couple of positions towards the end of the race.

“It has been a very busy race for me today, so to come away with ten points and a fifth place is a good result.” Hulkenberg said.

“I gained some positions at the end due to the crash between Sergio and Massa but lost one to Jenson [Button] when I was in a battle with Alonso, but we were always going to finish in the points regardless.”

The German driver opted for a one-stop tyre strategy, while most drivers went for a two-stop.

“Stopping only once I had a bigger challenge managing the tyres compared to the two-stoppers, but I think we got the right reward for it.”

“I think it was the fastest strategy for us today and to be the only two cars to manage a one-stopper is definitely a positive.”

 

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