Perez feared another Jeddah victory loss: Not this time!

Sergio Perez secured his first victory of the Formula 1 season after converting his Pole Position into maximum points in Jeddah. The Mexican fended off the early challenge from Fernando Alonso before an early Safety Car period brought the field together. The Red Bull driver then had to maintain a gap to the recovering Max Verstappen to hold onto the lead until the end of the race. Speaking after the race, Perez admitted that he was relieved to "finally" achieve a victory at the Saudi Arabian GP. "It turned out to be tougher than expected. We really did the job…

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