The Monegasque Ferrari driver had crossed the finish line in second place, but was penalized with a five-second penalty for having carried out an illegal maneuver – he skipped the last ‘chicane’ – a few meters from the finish line.
As always with Charles (Leclerc) it was a tough battle
“It’s all been a bit of madness, and as always with Charles (Leclerc) it was a tough battle,” said the Guadalajaran Checo, who this Sunday stood on an F1 podium for the twenty-third time, in which it was his ninth. season drawer.
“He (Leclerc) tried to make a maneuver at the end. He blocked and went straight”, explained Sergio Pérez.
After his second position on the podium at the Japanese GP, the brave rider from Guadalajara He is already sub-leader in the World Cup, with 253 pointsone more than Leclerc.
“I was on the outside, but he’s back, and I think the penalty is fair,” added Checo Pérez this Sunday at Suzuka.
Czech’s teammate, the Dutch Max Verstappen climbed to the top of the Japanese Grand Prix podium and became Formula 1 world champion.
With information from EFE