Sergio Perez, the Racing Point racer has clinched his maiden Formula One race win after he captured the Sakhir Grand Prix in a dramatic fashion at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday night.
Sergio Perez crowned the Sakhir Grand Prix winner
The race Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday night saw Sergio Perez reach the finish line first, while Esteban Ocon finished the race second and Lance Stroll at third position.
It took 190 attempts for the Mexican racer to claim his maiden victory and taste success in the Formula One race. Perez has become the first Mexican F1 winner since Pedro Rodriguez at Spain in 1970.
Check out the standings below:
1. Sergio Perez, Racing Point
2. Esteban Ocon, Renault
3. Lance Stroll, Racing Point
4. Carlos Sainz, McLaren
5. Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
6. Alexander Albon, Red Bull
7. Daniil Kvyat, AlphaTauri
8. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
9. George Russell, Mercedes
10. Lando Norris, McLaren
After his first victory in F1, Perez said: “I’m a bit speechless, I hope I’m not dreaming.”
He continued, “Ten years it took me, incredible, I don’t know what to say.It was all about not going up, recovering.The luck hasn’t been with us this season but we finally got it.”
Hard luck for George Russell after Mercedes blunder
George Russell, the Mercedes racer had filled in for the recently tested COVID-19 positive, Lewis Hamilton in the Sakhir Grand Prix.
He had been leading for the majority of the race but an unfortunate turn of events cost him the race.
Mercedes had double stacked Russell and Bottas, and they ended up doing a mix up of tyre sets.
This caused a very slow stop for Bottas, who rejoined but Russell had to pit again because he was fitted with the wrong tyre. This helped Perez get the lead.
Russell then suffered a rear puncture with eight laps still left to go and slumped to 14th position, while teammate Bottas on his old tyres too plummeted down.
Russell ended up finishing ninth with the fastest lap but might consider as a consolation whatsoever.
The next race is Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit and is set to take place on Sunday, December 13.
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