Sergio Perez has said he is satisfied with his result in the US Grand Prix, despite thinking a top five result was possible.
"Eighth was a good recovery after our race was compromised on lap one," he said. "I was hit hard under braking for Turn 11 by Kvyat, who made a mistake and came in with no control."
"All of a sudden I was effectively in last place and with a badly damaged car," he added. "It was a difficult recovery, but step-by-step we got back into the points and in the end we didn't get a bad result."
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