Rosberg quicker than Vettel claims Perez

Qualifying parc ferme top three (L to R): Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes GP, third; Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing, pole position.Nico Rosberg, and not Sebastian Vettel, is the “fastest German” in Formula 1, according to new McLaren driver Sergio Perez.

Mexican Perez, who has switched from his 2012 employer Sauber, told Sport Bild that he thinks that Mercedes‘ Rosberg – the winner of one grand prix – is ultimately quicker than reigning three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

“In terms of pure speed, Nico Rosberg is the fastest German,” Perez is quoted.

“But Sebastian is the more complete driver and a great champion,” the 22-year-old added.

Perez told Sport Bild that he intends to push to beat Vettel and all other adversaries for the 2013 drivers’ title.

“I am 100 per cent sure that the McLaren will be better than my Sauber,” he said, “which is why I need to set high goals.

“[McLaren] has the money, they have the people.”

Perez says he is already better than he was early last season, when only a driver mistake stopped him winning in Malaysia.

“If I could do that race again, I would win it,” he insisted. (GMM)

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  • bunko

    He buys a seat in a top team, has yet to even race a top car, and now he suddenly feels he has enough authority to comment on who is quicker than the current champion. F1 and money can amazingly, quickly corrupt a young drivers mind.

  • Tyrell

    @bunko Totall agree with you…No need to add anything…

  • stenu

    Mr. Perez seems to have completed McLaren’s Psychological Warfare 101.

  • Junior Johnson

    This is just what I was saying before, I mean did you see that Chinese race it was absalutely fantastic.I think that race Rozburger showed everyone just how dam fast he is!and in a car that wasnt even good too.I always said imagine wat he could do so in a red bull and now others are saying the same.And I stand by myself for saying it first.I had this conversation with Sergio the other day and he agreed with me now people are giving hate to Checkers which is wat his frends call him and I feel like taking some of the blame.

  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    Bunko: 100% correct.

  • Peter

    Perez you first learn to be quick. Saturday means nothing to you until now but from now on you will know how much pressure you will have to get a perfect flying lap in a Mclaren car let alone be Quickest ??

  • Joe Kinnear

    Hah! What better way to start the season with stupid mind tricks! Another prick who just can’t accept Sebs is good. You’re lucky you got the dosh to get the McLaren seat, Sergio. Nico’s the faster German? Why don’t you show it first by out-qualifying Jenson?