Vergne elated after matching best result

By on Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Jean-Eric Vergne expressed his elation after matching his best Formula 1 result with a storming drive in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Despite starting from 12th and copping two time penalties, Vergne recovered to finish in sixth place after a sequence of overtaking moves during the closing stages of the race.

Vergne consequently matched his result from last year's Canadian Grand Prix as he bids to remain on the Formula 1 grid in 2015.

"It feels great," he said. "It was a fantastic race and I'm extremely happy, especially considering the two five second penalties.

"I had to push as much as possible in the last laps and pull away and this is what I've done. I had a lot of fun overtaking the ones in front of me, an incredible race.

"I did a mistake yesterday in Qualifying and I said to the team that I would have done everything for them to forgive me today and I think I could manage it in the end.

"So I'm really happy also for the guys, they gave me a good car and the 6th place repays their big effort, we deserved it. I'm really confident we can have a good end of the season together and I'm looking forward to Japan, where we also have some updates. Hopefully we can improve even further."

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