“I had some tricky moments,” Sergio Perez dishes out the strategy that helped him win the Singapore GP

Sergio Perez has revealed the strategy that helped him in winning the Singapore Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez managed to secure his second win of the F1 2022 season at the Marin Bay Circuit last night, and after his on-track exploits, the Mexican gave the recipe that helped him in coming away with maximum points from Singapore.

Sergio Perez during the Singapore Grand Prix showed extreme composure on a humid and tricky Marina Bay Circuit, and on the back of it, was able to fend off the mighty challenge of Charles Leclerc who was on the Mexican’s tail for most parts of the race.

The 32-year-old during the post-race interviews was asked how he managed to pull off the sensational result and while shedding light on it, Perez said, “On the intermediates, I was able to control the tires and the pace. On the slicks, it was simply about surviving, and not ending up in the track limit.”

“Half of the track was dry enough for slicks, the other half good enough for intermediates. I had some tricky moments.”

Sergio Perez has made it pretty clear that it was difficult to judge the breaking points and all on the rain-drenched Marina Bay Circuit but has also indicated in very simple terminology, that he was able to get a better handle on the race when he had the intermediate tires on as compared to slicks.

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Sergio Perez got the better of Charles Leclerc in Singapore

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez started the race from P2 after Max Verstappen had an unfortunate fuel-related problem during Saturday qualifying, and ahead of the race, it was believed that the Singapore GP was going to be the Mexican’s chance of securing his second win of the 2022 F1 season.

Moreover, the moment, the race got going, the Mexican immediately sprung into action and had a better getaway than Charles Leclerc. Perez was on the inside line and after going past the Monegasque, was able to keep him at bay in the early exchanges.

Sergio Perez was hustled throughout the race by the Ferrari starlet, however, the experienced driver did brilliantly to cope with the constant pressure that was put on him.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

After Singapore, the Mexican maestro is in the third position in the Driver’s Championship and is only two points behind Charles Leclerc, with 5 races remaining on the calendar.

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.