It wasn’t Perez’s fault that Force India misjudged the Q1 cutoff and condemned him to an early qualifying exit. In fact, Perez’s first-run pace advantage over Ocon actually bit him in this case. But he drove a superb race, save perhaps for the clash with Magnussen at Lesmo 1, and made it look easy. A minor fuelpump problem held him back in Q3, but other than that this was a very straightforward weekend for Ocon. He was close enough to Grosjean on track that you could legitimately question whether he should have beaten him, but this was made moot when the Haas was excluded.