Sergio Perez failed to secure second in the Drivers' Championship and the first Red Bull 1-2, after finishing behind Charles Leclerc at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Red Bull elected to put Perez on a two-stop strategy, which meant he had to pass several cars at the end of the race, while Leclerc had to manage his pace in P2. It looked like the Mexican could catch up but Leclerc held on to outscore him by three points, with 308 points to Perez's 305 at the chequered flag. "That's how it is sometimes, everything can be really close. But at the end of the day, I'm happy," Perez said after the race. "I gave it all, the team gave it all through the season and I'm sure we will come back stronger for next year."
Perez reveals struggle throughout season
Perez revealed that he's struggled with managing the tyres all season, which is why they went with two pit-stops over the one. He added: "I think I did struggle a bit with these tyres, managing the tyres in the race. So hopefully will be something that we will improve for next year."