Pérez: I achieved the most possible at Spa
25 August 2014 – Sergio Pérez reckons he achieved the "most that was possible" during the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Mexican started down in 13th but came through in the race and finished ninth on the road, later promoted to eighth after Kevin Magnussen was penalised for forcing Fernando Alonso off the track.
"Somehow I avoided all the crazy battles that took place on Sunday because my race was quite straightforward. I went flat out and I think we achieved the most that was possible from the race," he confirmed.
"I lost a bit of time in the second stint, having to pass the two McLarens and I took a bit too much out of the tyres, which cost me some time later in the stint.
"In the final ten laps I was under a lot of pressure from [Daniil] Kvyat: he was catching me quickly, but I managed to hold him off.
"In the end, we got some points out of this weekend and that is the important thing."
In the sister Force India, Nico Hülkenberg had a more difficult day after going out in Q1 and only qualifying in 18th, but he did still score, taking tenth, albeit only after Magnussen's penalty.
Pérez and Hülkenberg's combined haul of five points, however, was not enough to keep Force India ahead of McLaren in the Constructors' Championship, and the Silverstone team now drops to sixth position, two points back.