Perez: 'From 15th to the podium unexpected'

Sauber Motorsport AG

10 June 2012 by Ryan Wood

Sergio Perez admits he wasn't expecting to finish on the podium in Canada after starting the race from 15th following a poor qualifying session on Saturday.

The Sauber driver successfully made a one-stop strategy work, whilst others, including Fernando Alonso, couldn't.

"To be honest, starting 15th the last thing you think about is to end up on the podium," said the Mexican.

"We went quite aggressive, the first stint was quite good, the stop very good, and the second stint very, very good."

Perez hailed the result a 'great boost' for the team after failing to score since his second place in Malaysia a handful of races ago.

"It's a great result for the team after such a bad day yesterday. We had a lot of troubles with the brakes, and today it's just great to finish on the podium, it's a great boost for the team.

"After Malaysia it is our second time we get into the points and our second podium - hopefully we can keep it this way."