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Sergio Perez

How Perez ensured maximum points for Red Bull in Barcelona

Sergio Perez helped to extend Red Bull's lead in the Constructors' Championship by what could prove to be an important additional point at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Red Bull left the Spanish Grand Prix having taken maximum points from a race weekend for the second time this season.

The team had been made to wait six years for a 1-2 finish (since 2016) before Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez stood on the top two steps of the podium at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – and just two races on, they repeated the trick in Barcelona.

As was the case at Imola, the Milton Keynes-based squad also secured an extra bonus point for completing the race's fastest lap, with Perez pipping solid efforts from George Russell and Lewis Hamilton to register a 1:24.108 late in the Grand Prix.

As a result, Red Bull now lead the Constructors' Championship by 26 points from Ferrari. Here is the lap that secured Perez and his team an extra point in the standings:

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