"It is gratifying to have finished second": Checo Pérez | Video

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The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), second in the drivers classification of the World Championship Formula One, who finished in second place this Sunday in the Italian Grand Prixfourteenth of the 2023 season, stated in the Monza Circuit that it was “very gratifying to end up” in that position “on a brilliant day for” his “team”, which celebrated a double which was headed by the Dutch Max Verstappen when beating the all-time record for consecutive wins, raising it to 10.

'Checo' Pérez, who this Sunday started in fifth place, is second in the classification with 219 points145 less than the leader, his partner Verstappen, that this sunday improved the record of consecutive wins which he had established in 2013, also for the Austrian team, the German quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, indicated:

It's really gratifying to have finished second today, on a brilliant day for the team. Overtaking was really difficult on this track and the Ferraris were very fast on the straights, so it was really difficult to move through the pack.

And added the 33-year-old pilot from Guadalajara, who signed his Thirty-fourth podium in the premier category:

We had a tough race, but I fought hard to overtake, I gave it my all; and, in the end, it worked. We couldn't show it yesterday (on Saturday); but it has been a good weekend in terms of performance. I feel like my form is fully recovered and I hope we can have a strong end to the season.

Regarding the achievement of his Dutch teammate, Pérez Mendoza noted:

What Max (Verstappen) has achieved today is truly incredible, so all that remains is to congratulate him, because today is, without a doubt, his big day.

Finally, Czech Perez had some words for his mechanics two weeks before racing again in Singapore, where he won last year.

The team has worked a lot on the suspension and the set-up of the car and we have made big steps forward here. Also, the atmosphere here in Italy and on the podium was amazing; The entire finish line was filled; and that was a great experience.

(With information from EFE)

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