Perez: Everything is going in the right direction

Sergio Perez on a high at McLaren

Sergio Perez on a high at McLaren

McLaren new boy Sergio Perez is relishing the early days with his new team, and is looking forward to final stanza of testing in Barcelona this weekend and fired up for the opening round in Melbourne next month.

How has the training been going over the winter break?
Sergio Perez: “My training has been improving a lot since I joined Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. We have been working on the fitness side and I think I have made good progress and we’re ready to start the season. Only a couple of weeks to go – but I am as fit as I’ve ever been!”

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez McLaren MP4-28

And how have the test sessions been developing out in Spain?
SP: “Testing is going well. Obviously we have issues like any other team at this stage of the season but I think everything is going in the right direction so it is quite important for us to keep going and keep progressing always in the right direction.”

What’s the general feeling about the season opener in Australia and the start of the 2013 season?
SP: “I love being in Australia, first of all I love the city, I love Melbourne. Everyone is looking forward so much to the start of the season so it’s always great when you get there – it’s a great atmosphere and the circuit itself is always good racing. It’s a very good circuit, I really enjoy it. It has some fast sections, some very slow, you are sometimes very close to the wall – so it’s easy to make a mistake as well. I think it’s a very complete Grand Prix.”