The 33-year-old from Guadalajara left from the pole position and led the race, in which his teammate Max Verstappen of the Netherlands rallied from 15th to finish second.
“It was tougher than expected; we did a very good job in the first round, but the safety car almost took away our victory here again,” said Sergio Pérez, who achieved his fifth victory since he started racing in F1 and the first it’s from the season.
It’s a great start to the season
“The team have done a fantastic job all weekend and I’m very happy for them. It’s a great start to the season and we’ll keep pushing. But the most important thing is that we have the fastest car“He commented this Sunday in Jeddah.
This is the second time that the man from Guadalajara manages to leave from the pole in a test of the queen category.
The first was last year in the same, but on that occasion luck was not on his side, since due to the entry on track of a safety carleft him in fourth place.