Starting fifth on the grid, Perez withstood tremendous pressure from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo towards the end of the race to claim the third spot, a huge 24.067 seconds off the winner's time, to give Sahara Force India just their second podium finish.
     
Italian Giancarlo Fisichella secured Sahara Force India's maiden podium in 2009 Belgium Grand Prix by finishing second.
     
Perez's team-mate Hulkenberg too impressed under the wheels as he drove home his car in the fifth position after starting 11 on the grid.
     
Perez pocketed 15 points from today's outing while Hulkenberg got 10 points for his fifth place finish as Sahara Force India recorded their second double points finish of the season.
     
The 25 points earned today also propelled the Silverstone-based outfit to the second position in the constructors standing with 44 points behind Mercedes (111 points).
     
Hulkenberg, who today registered his third consecutive top 10 finish, is third on the drivers' standings with 28 points behind Mercedes duo of Rosberg (61) and Hamilton (50).

 (Agencies)

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