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Sergio Perez thanked the Force India Formula 1 team for doing an "amazing job" as it continued its perfect points record to start the 2017 season in Russia on Sunday.

Perez crossed the line sixth ahead of team-mate Esteban Ocon to give the team its fourth-straight double-score, leaving Force India 13 points clear of Williams in the race for P4 in the constructors' championship.

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The result also marked Perez's 14th-straight points finish in F1, dating back to the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in July last year.

"Very pleased, very pleased with the job the team is doing," Perez said. "Sitting here and just realising that we are fourth in the constructors' with a bigger gap and seventh in the drivers', it's a great job considering the car we've had for the first races. It's an amazing job.

"Hopefully we can improve, we can improve the next two, three races we can move a lot further up and give a harder challenge to Williams and Red Bull."

Force India is set to bring a raft of updates for its VJM10 chassis to the next race in Barcelona, but Perez is wary of the progress that the team's rivals will make.

"We have big hopes for Barcelona," Perez said. "Hopefully as everyone in here, everyone is waiting for Barcelona. It will depend on how big is our upgrade compared to the rest of the field."

2017 F1 Drivers' and Constructors' standings following the Russian Grand Prix (Round 4 of 20)

Ocon's run to P7 in Russia marked his best result in F1 to date, having finished 10th in all of the first three races at the start of the season.

"I was just not getting happy with 10th. It's very good to be coming out of that," Ocon said.

"Starting 10th maybe made things easier, even though I didn't have a great start I managed to catch up some positions straightaway after the first three corners, so that was good.

"Then a strong performance from the team really and a great pit stop. Great strategy, very smooth weekend from free practice. Everything went as planned. Very proud of what they did today.

"We are coming into the European races and I think it will make everyone confident in the factory and with some little upgrades I think we can achieve some great stuff and hopefully a bit more."

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