Sergio Perez feels his drive at the Monaco GP was vital for Red Bull's championship hopes as he recovered to finish fourth on Sunday.
Perez overcut Lewis Hamilton, Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel to boost Red Bull's points total which moved them to the top of the Constructors' Championship for the first time.
"I'm pleased with the result, I think when we go to Abu Dhabi, nobody will remember this race. It's all about the championship," Perez told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"Minimising the bad days and coming out strong from a bad day is going to be key. Today we managed to do that.
"The team did a fantastic job with my strategy. We had very good communication, and we really pushed when when we needed to.
"It was very close with Lando [Norris] but obviously overtaking here requires a high level of risk. Considering that today was such an important day in the championship, we can be pleased."
Perez feels that the drivers who changed teams from last year are still having troubles with getting up to speed, especially in qualifying.
"Some drivers have done a better job than others," said Perez. "But, I'm not I'm not feeling at home yet with the car. The pace is there on Sunday, I just have to sort out my Saturday."