Stint mired behind Verstappen hurt chance of getting second – Perez

Sergio Perez believes his strategy was hurt by being behind Max Verstappen during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he lost out on second place to Charles Leclerc. Leclerc one-stopped his way to second to take the runner-up spot in the drivers’ championship, despite Perez starting ahead and running in second for the first half of the race. After the first round of pit stops, Leclerc was closing in on Perez who complained he was being held up by Verstappen when the lead Red Bull was 2s ahead, and the Mexican cited that spell as crucial as he failed to…

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