Pérez thrilled with 12-place rise to podium
10 June 2012 – Sergio Pérez picked up a second F1 podium finish in Canada, preserving his tyres for an extremely long first stint before taking advantage of struggling front-runners in the closing stages. Mirroring a strategy similar to that of his maiden race in Australia last year, the Mexican was able to storm from 15th on the grid to third at the chequered flag.
Pérez, who finished runner-up to Pastor Maldonado in the 2010 GP2 championship, was extra pleased following a miserable day for Sauber on Saturday:
“It is a great result for the team after such a bad team yesterday, when we have a lot of trouble with the brakes. To now finish on the podium is a great boost.”