2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Race Day - Suzuka, Japan

Sergio Perez - 7th place, 6 points - 7.5/10

Perez may have profited from the Ferrari grid penalties - starting fifth after qualifying seventh - but he took full advantage with a good start to run third early on. Vettel soon dispatched him and then a later first stop saw Ricciardo get ahead before Raikkonen also pushed him back to seventh, but Perez was driving a mature race as his fight was not against the leading three teams. His battle is with Williams and Perez was decisive in passing both Massa and Bottas in his middle stint before showing good pace in clear air to stop again and rejoin in seventh place ahead of Hulkenberg.