Sergio Perez says his run to seventh place in the Monaco Grand Prix is a just reward for Force India's hard work over the first portion of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Having impressed with his run to seventh place on the grid in qualifying, Perez simply consolidated the position with a drama-free race, keeping a comfortable margin back to rivals behind to cross the line where he started.

His and Force India's best result of the season, Perez is delighted to bring more points home to the team after what has been a tough start to the year.

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"I'm very happy right now. As a team we've done a fantastic job all weekend and seventh place is the result of all this hard work. For me it was a normal race - very straightforward and quiet, which is strange for Monaco.

"I was racing on my own for most of the race because the cars ahead were able to pull a gap on me and I had space to the cars behind. It was difficult to keep concentration for 78 laps, but after the safety car I was on fresh supersoft tyres and it was really good fun.

"I was able to attack Kimi [Raikkonen], but there wasn't an opportunity to get the position. It's a very important result for the whole team and gives us six points for the championship. It means I've scored points in half the races this season, which shows we've done a good job of maximising our opportunities."