Perez insists he did nothing wrong in the Monaco GP
|By Edd Straw and Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, June 6th 2013, 18:40 GMT|
Sergio Perez insists he did "nothing stupid" during the Monaco Grand Prix, despite the criticism from some of his rivals over his aggressive driving.
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, and Perez's McLaren team-mate Jenson Button were critical of the Mexican during and after the race in the principality.
Perez said that, while all his moves were on the limit, he did not feel he did anything wrong.
"Every manoeuvre that you try to do in Monaco to try to overtake people is on the limit," said Perez ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
"I did a couple of moves on the limit which at the end of the day went badly. The result was not the one I was expecting.
"But, I think the manoeuvres I did, they were right. I did nothing stupid."
The McLaren driver played down Raikkonen's comments about punching him, which he thinks were just the heat of the moment.
"I think it's just after the race," Perez added. "At the end of the day we are humans, and you are very upset, very angry, and straight away you want to criticise somebody.
"I felt he ruined my race, he felt I ruined his race so it's very easy to make a comment straight away after the race."
Perez admitted he was keen to move on from the incidents and focus on this weekend's race.
"If you look at the moves I did, I did it to people like Jenson, Fernando and Kimi, who are really thinking on the world championship, so I never thought Kimi was going to shut the door," he said.
"But at the end of the day it happened. I'll move forward from that and I look forward to doing a great race here."