Perez predicts final phase of season to be tougher 16 September, 2013 Sergio Perez McLaren driver Sergio Perez has admitted that getting good results will be tougher for him as the 2013 season enters its final phase. The second most successful team in F1, has had a disappointing championship campaign with the uncompetitive MP4-28. According to McLaren newcomer, Mexican Perez, the prospect of a breakthrough 2013 podium will dwindle even more as the season enters its final, ‘flyaway’ phase. McLaren is just fifth in the constructors’ championship; narrowly ahead of Force India but a massive 125 points behind Lotus. “Obviously, the fight at the sharp end of the championship means that the top three or four teams are still pushing hard to develop their current cars, whereas some of the others are looking more towards 2014,” said Perez. “That means that it’s getting slightly harder to score good points in the remaining races.” He revealed that “most” of the forthcoming developments for the MP4-28 will be “with an eye to next year”. (GMM.) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsButton very much in demand says managerMcLaren preview United States GPBerger to McLaren reports won’t go awayMcLaren deny more key staff set to leaveSporting director Michael to leave McLarenButton linked with Le Mans switch as McLaren ditherBoullier: I understand Jenson may not feel comfortableButton not concerned about his F1 futureAlonso now with Movistar backing key to 2015 gridHamilton staying at Mercedes, Alonso to McLaren deal done Boycottthebull Tougher because drivers and stewards have woken up to your ‘Push em off to Pass’ overtaking technique and wont tolerate it any more?