Perez: There is nothing that can save us, not rain, not a miracle 14 June, 2013 Sergio Perez in the cockpit of the McLaren MP4-28 Not even a miracle would not help McLaren to make their way back to the front of the Formula 1 field in the immediate future, admitted the team’s new team driver Sergio Perez. Just as the young Mexican arrived at Woking to replace Lewis Hamilton, the great British team faltered with its 2013 car, and currently is ranked behind not only the four big teams but also the similarly Mercedes-powered Force India. Asked about the chance of a good result at Silverstone late this month, Perez admitted: “There is nothing that can save us; not rain, not a miracle,” he is quoted in a French-language report by the Agence France-Presse news agency. The 23-year-old admitted that his season so far – his first with a big team – has been “frustrating”. Sergio Perez in Canada “It’s not the year I wanted. Last year, at this time, I had more points [at Sauber],” said Perez. “The [McLaren] car has so many problems, and we are so far behind that there is not a single issue that we can focus on.” He said that he is hoping to “at least be on a podium” at some point in 2013, adding: “At the moment, we cannot even think about it.” Perez also dismissed recent criticism of his driving, such as comments made in Monaco where Kimi Raikkonen sugested that the Mexican “should be punched in the face”, after the two collided. “I’m not in F1 to not be criticised, or to please everyone,” he insisted. “I am in F1 to fight for my team. If that attracts criticism for me, then I don’t care.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. 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Over the course of three seasons together Button proved himself Hamiltons equal. If LH was in the car it would finishing pretty much where it is now. Butterfly OMG, Little Steve thinks he understands F1. Butterfly If Alonso was there they’d be winning the championship by now. iMark LOOOOOL butty!!! Alonsos got the best car on the grid and… guess what? hes second and losing ground. He had the best car in 2010, he WAS AT MCLAREN AND HE S*CKED REALLY HARD ahahahahhahahaha omg girls should not be allowed to watch f1. gamer9 i have no doubt that lewis would ve got a couple of tenths more from that car especially in quali, but even that wouldnt have made much of a difference to their finishing position as the car is crap(by mcclaren standards). perez is doing quite well against button but thats because the car is bad and perez has an agressive driving style, he also has been fighting in the midfield for two years now. if next year mclaren have a winning, easy to drive and setup car i think JB will easily come out on top. Junior Johnson Hillside that is so funny Junior Johnson My brother is saying that the Maclaren is slow because the car is too big and I was just thinking that if it is too big then its gotta be very heavy too wich means it prolly wont go fast even if you got your foot right down on the gas.He also says that the front wing has been built badly and is missing some pieces.Seems logistical to me that a car with missing pieces cant go as fast as say a car like red bull wich horner and his clown newy built with many more pieces. Junior Johnson And if you looks at that picture you can think first wow that car looks fast but you must look closer see how fat it is and the wing missing pieces Jackal Junior you do know that the teams run these cars a few KG’s above their legal limit? When I say a few I mean less than 10KG. That photo was taken using a wide camera lense, possibly over 80mm, which makes it look as though its fat. Missing pieces…you know these cars use follow different philosophies in their design? No two cars are the same so comparing one cars pieces to another cars pieces is as pointless as tits on a goose. If you want to compare missing pieces watch GP2, all the cars there are equal. bamza I can hear banjos, Steve and Imark must be near Sunshine117 I still feel for McLaren, I mean it’s all going wrong somewhere right? Is it the drivers or the car? Has to be the car right? bamza so thats wrong with me im fat and missing wing pieces iMark @bamza Idk… ur mom knows how to play the banjo? I thought she was a fat negr* slave, not a redneck. Alonso_is_slow Perez is good. I liked him last year outpacing Alonso with an inferior car and overtaking him at Monza, which probably cost the slow Alonso the title. Go Checo! Alonso_is_slow “LOOOOOL butty!!! Alonsos got the best car on the grid and… guess what? hes second and losing ground. He had the best car in 2010, he WAS AT MCLAREN AND HE S*CKED REALLY HARD ahahahahhahahaha omg girls should not be allowed to watch f1.” +1 Butterfly “If Alonso was there they’d be winning the championship by now.” Not my post, people. Maybe iMark likes to post in the name of others than criticize them… Fletcher Face it the car is crap. I knew it after practice back in Australia. I said they are going to have a long season with no podiums much less a win. However Perez should not criticize the team, Sure its fustrating but why state the obvious. Just put your head down and beat your teammate. Which I think he will by season end. Butterfly ““If Alonso was there they’d be winning the championship by now.” Not my post, people. Maybe iMark likes to post in the name of others than criticize them…” Who said that? iMark ok yalla u s*ck. While you retain my comments, the only thing I can say to that b *tch butterfly is… you have written many r*tarded things around here, now suddenly you claim “that was not my post” fk that. Butterfly iMark: Well, it wasn’t my post, iMark. I wrote the one before it. I have to say, there’s a lot of anger in your post. Do you hate women or something? Or maybe your father told you men were superior in some obscure way. Furthermore, I only said that *maybe* you wrote using my alias. Maybe it was someone else – perhaps that retard, visz963. iMark if u arent sure then why you accuse someone specific? Besides that “If Alonso was there they’d be winning the championship by now.” post is 100% yours, retarded and pro alonso. Easy to be mislead by someone using your name. Butterfly iMark: No, mate, I didn’t write that post.