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Perez: Last few laps of Singapore GP 'intense'

The Red Bull driver was under pressure from Charles Leclerc in the closing stages of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez says the last few laps of the Singapore Grand Prix were "intense" as he fought off Charles Leclerc for his first victory in 2022. The Ferrari driver managed to close the gap after the final Safety Car period brought out by Yuki Tsunoda, but he struggled to get past despite catching him in the latter part of the lap. It also took a long time before DRS was activated due to the conditions, however Perez was able to manage the gap in what he describes as his "best performance" in Formula 1. "Certainly I think my best my best performance, I controlled the race" he told media. "Although the [tyre] warm up was pretty difficult, the last few laps was so intense. "I really didn't feel it that much in the car, but when I got out of it I felt it. I gave everything for the win today."

Perez doesn't believe he did anything wrong under Safety Car

Perez is being investigated after the race for a Safety Car infringement, with it suspected to be relating to the 10 car-length gap that must be kept when it is deployed. While the Mexican was told in the race by the team to create a gap in case of any impending penalty, but believes he didn't do anything wrong. "No, I have no idea what's going on, they just told me I was under investigation so we create a gap and that's what we did."