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Perez hails 'great comeback' as he salvages a podium for Red Bull

Red Bull's Sergio Perez fought back from contact on the first lap of what was a scintillating British Grand Prix, finishing second overall behind the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.

Sergio Perez expressed his satisfaction at coming from the back of the field - after first-lap contact saw him forced to pit with wing damage - to finish on the second step of the rostrum at Silverstone. The Red Bull driver took advantage of a late Safety Car to swap to fresh Soft tyres, bringing him right back into play. In the final laps of what can only be described as an unforgettable British Grand Prix - with action from start to finish - Perez fought hard to grab positions from both Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

Perez: It was a great comeback

"Yes, it was a great comeback," Perez said after climbing from his Red Bull. "We didn't give up and we kept pushing. Then the opportunity came at the end, and we just went for it. "It was a great fight with Charles, and with Lewis I felt like I had the position, and then he was right there. "It was just epic, the final laps, but it was a good fight between us."

Perez explains first-lap incident

Speaking about his first-lap incident, Perez explained that he simply ran out of room and made contact with his teammate. "I just got squeezed," he commented. "I had nowhere to go; Charles was on the inside, Max was on the outside. "My front wing was damaged pretty badly, so I had to pit to change it. I then went to last place and recovered from there."

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