Mallya: Pérez didn't put wheel wrong in Austria
25 June 2014 – Sergio Pérez put in a mature drive and didn't put a wheel wrong in the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend, Force India Team Principal Vijay Mallya has said.
Pérez put in a superb performance, and despite a five-place grid penalty - incurred after that collision with Felipe Massa in Canada - the Mexican battled back to finish in sixth, three places in front of team-mate, Nico Hülkenberg, even though the German had started several places ahead.
"Checo's race was particularly noteworthy when you consider that he started from P16. It was a very mature drive and he did a fantastic job of looking after the tyres and making an alternative strategy work," Mallya noted.
"His pace was excellent, he set the fastest lap of the race, and he didn't put a wheel wrong."
"The opening lap was the key to making the strategy work because he overtook five cars," Mallya added.