This weekend in Spain Racing Point was in for its strongest display so far, as Sergio Perez came back to the starting grid after positive COVID testing and Lance Stroll scored a solid 4th place.
In the first race after over two weeks of quarantine the Mexican got P5.
"I think it was for the team and I am very happy with the result we got today as it was a lot of points for the team," - Perez said.
"I think they have done a great job with the strategy as well making the one stop work wasn't an issue so I am pleased with that."
However at the end of the race Sergio got a 5 second time penalty for ignoring blue flags. The driver himself doesn’t agree with this punishment.
"I don't understand where I should have moved, Hamilton got to me very late in the lap and then in the final sector it is very tight, very narrow, so I don't have anywhere," - Perez explained.
"It would have been very unsafe for me to do something there but still I got the penalty. I feel it was very unfair but it is how it is," - the driver told.
Perez teammate Lance Stroll finished before him. At the start he had a nice fight with Sebastian Vettel, where he gained one position. In Saturday’s qualifying Lance got P5, that he could improve to P4 on Sunday.
“I had a great launch off the line and I was able to pass Checo and the Mercedes of Bottas, which set me up for a good race. It was a great feeling to race a few laps in third, even if we knew we weren’t racing the Mercedes – P4 was the maximum today. It was good to battle with Checo on track for a bit too, even if it probably gave Otmar a few more grey hairs!" said the Canadian.
“We changed to a two-stop in the race, but I was able to make up places, and I managed to overtake Vettel late on, and I gained a place through Checo’s penalty too.
“Today was all about managing the tyres, which was difficult in the heat – but we made it work.
“The dark clouds arriving late in the race were a nice relief from the sun! The team did a great job today and I’m happy we scored some big points.
“I’m excited to get to Spa now because the track should suit our car and we can aim for more points.”