Perez says he got a taste of big team pressure in 2012

Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber C31 celebrates in parc ferme. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 25 March 2012.Dec.3 (GMM) McLaren‘s new recruit Sergio Perez thinks that he is ready for the pressure of racing for a top team after a couple of years with midfield outfit Sauber.

Ahead of his move to replace Lewis Hamilton, McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh recently warned the young Mexican that the added pressure of driving for the famous British team would shock Perez.

“He might think he understands it, but he doesn’t,” said Whitmarsh.

Perez, 22, acknowledged: “Of course there is extra pressure when you’re driving at the front.

“I have to get used to that, but I have already had a taste of it at Sauber,” he is quoted by the Dutch website formule.nl.

“When I was on the podium I was a superstar, and when I didn’t do well, I was the driver who made too many mistakes,” admitted Perez.

Still, Perez said that he expects to succeed in 2013.

“I want to win titles with this team, so I want to do it next year,” he said.

“It will be a long season, so it’s important that I am well prepared from the beginning in order to satisfy their expectations.”

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  • McLarenfan

    Get in to shape checo or you will look bad in the Tooned series and remember the McLaren needs to be NO1