F1 » Ferrari chief tips Pérez for 'great career' in F1

As he prepares to try out a Ferrari for the first time at Fiorano this week, Sauber F1 2011 rookie Sergio Pérez has received a ringing endorsement from the Scuderia's team principal Stefano Domenicali

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James - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 2:39 PM

This is it. Massa's replacement for 2013 has arrived. Perez will outperform Bianchi at this test, as he has been training in the highest formula this season, and he will be awarded the 2013 seat opposite Alonso. Ferrari will broker a deal with Sauber to get Bianchi into that team and he'll arrive as Perez's replacement as the GP2 champion in 2013.

Boss B - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 5:19 PM

Carlos Slim is tired of attending Grand Am races. He wants to see the top of the ladder. He's getting ready to make the most of the Austin Grand Prix next year.

With Alonso bringing Santander and Perez most likely bringing Telmex (if he goes to the scuderia), Ferrari will have more money than they would know what to do with.

If Perez goes to Ferrari, I believe Sauber will probably sign Esteban Gutierrez who is also backed by Carlos Slim's Telmex.

steve - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 4:19 AM

Works well for Perez, but it's a joke he's doing testing when his other drivers can't. The loophole should be closed up. Why should Perez remain in the Ferrari young driver program when he's in the top flight already? Ferrari can still back him, but there's no way he should be doing this test.

Boss B - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 7:30 AM

For testing the only time they can drive the current car is only for straight line aero testing and for "commercial and promotional" purposes.

Other than that, they have to drive a car from a previous year. So may be it could be a 2009 or 2010 Ferrari.

But mind you that Sauber has ferrari engines.

Boss B - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 7:35 AM

Adrian Fernandez runs the driver development program for Carlos Slim. Why couldn't he just convince him to give him funds for a full ALMS or LMS season?

He had backed him in Indycar and then Grand Am, but in the ALMS Adrian was mostly depending on Lowe's sponsorship, and they still back him, but while expecting results.

I know it's off topic but I'd like to see another strong P1 contender in sports cars.

Wade - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 10:50 AM

Well, Ferrari did say that in the future they would want to pair a new young driver with a more experienced one. Alonso and Perez sounds good.

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