After the race at the José Carlos Pace Autodromo that was complicated from the start, the Mexican Sergio Pérez could not take advantage of his excellent starting place today at the Brazilian Grand Prix, in the fifth box on the grid and concluded this penultimate date of the World Championship. F1 2017 in ninth place, adding just two points.
In the departure of the Brazilian GP, ’Checo’ lost two positions after suffering a touch in turn two that sent him to the grass and yielded to Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso; Simultaneously, in the back, Esteban Ocon collided with Romain Grosjean, both French, and the incident caused the abandonment of the Mexican teammate and the appearance on the track of the Safety Car.
“I had a bad start, I lost some positions at the start because (Alonso) pushed me into the grass in curve bend two, we fought to keep the tires at the ideal temperature, because they overheated a lot and that did not help to pass to Alonso and Massa at the end, “the Mexican complained.
In the return six of 71 agreed, the competition was relaunched. ‘Checo’ Perez remained seventh with super soft compound tires after having started from the fifth box on the starting grid.
In turn 35, the Tapatio made his first and only stop, leaving the super soft and riding the soft, when he was riding seventh and rejoined ninth to the track Interlagos.
Then, everything went a little bit for the Mexican in search of hunting the Spaniard Fernando Alonso and the Brazilian Felipe Massa, but it was not possible, although in the last few laps Perez had a DRS shot to Fernando.
‘Checo’ finished ninth, capturing just two more points to his personal account in the Drivers’ World Cup, to reach 94 units, seven to exceed his own mark of 101 points achieved last season and when there is a race to close 2017 campaign.
After the Brazilian Grand Prix, Perez continues seventh of the Drivers ‘World Championship, Esteban Ocon remains with his 83rd and eighth of the World Championship, while the Force India accumulates 177 units and is more than consolidated in the fourth site of the Constructors’ World Championship.
The final round will be the Abu Dhabi GP from 24 to 26 November at the Yas Marina circuit.