Mexican driver Sergio Pérez focused on contributing points to the Red Bull team and barely defended fourth place at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The team was won by British Lewis Hamilton.
At the start, the man from Guadalajara lost the position of Carlos Sainz Jr.’s Ferrari in Spain, and without intending to recover, Alfa Romeo’s The yellow flag of the Kimi Räikkönen incident changed the game.
After the race resumed, Checo regained fourth place, but almost immediately returned it to Briton Lando Norris, who performed well in the McLaren team. pace.
For the second time, the national driver kept pace with the trend in the race. With the speed and good pace of his RB16B, he regained the position of Mercedes and his teammate Max Verstappen.
Blocked by Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, Perez executed the Austrian team’s “A” plan and went from lap 37 to 51 The lap has always stayed ahead.
In order to retain Hamilton and help his teammates cross Bottas and reduce the confrontation with the British, Checo showed his qualities as a driver and the ability to keep tires, but Mercedes managed to overcome him.
Hamilton, ranked second, was temporarily surpassed by Verstappen. He did not lose his head. With the help of Bottas, he climbed to first place in Formula One. Won the 97th victory.
Red Bull and Verstappen ranked second, while Bottas, who started from pole position, ranked third.
The Dutchman still risked a pit stop and ran to the soft tyre as fast as possible, but he fouled on the 4th turn and was fined, so points were added to Bottas.