Sergio Perez has revealed Racing Point turned its car "upside down" following its poor Friday form in order make a qualifying comeback for the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Perez and team-mate Lance Stroll were over a second-and-a-half off pace-setter Valtteri Bottas after Friday practice, with the Canadian never looking settled on his return to action after missing the Eifel Grand Prix through illness and subsequent positive Covid-19 test.
While Stroll failed to rally in qualifying as he will start 12th, Perez delivered a superb performance to line up fifth, a position he credits his team with as much as himself.
"In those difficult conditions it was good," said Perez. "Good performance by the team, also.
"Yesterday we were so lost. We changed the car upside down, the tyre preparation, everything.
"I think we’ve done a pretty good job to come back and be there. I think it’s a nice position to start the race."
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