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Thursday press conference - Chinese GP - Pt.1

Nico, you've changed teams from Force India to Sauber but also you have a new inexperienced team-mate as well. How difficult has it been for you moving to a new team and not really having somebody who's been there for a while?

Nico Hulkenberg:
Well, I'm not too sure. In every team every driver looks and works for himself. Both drivers obviously work for the team but having Esteban there and he's a rookie, not long ago I was a rookie, so it's not a big penalty or big deal. I don't think it compromises my performance or the team's performance to be honest.

What have been the positive points of joining Sauber? What's different, for example, to your previous team?

Nico Hulkenberg:
I can speak my mother language a lot! It's a new situation: you're missing quite a few words sometimes, you know, technical words in English but otherwise the teams all work in a very similar way.

Sergio, you obviously made a little bit of progress from Australia to Malaysia. Does that give you a little bit of confidence that you're going to make more to here as well?

Sergio Perez:
Yeah, we are positive. We expect to do progress every single race. I think we can make here make a little bit of progress but the most important is that we can learn a lot this week about the car which will help us for the big update that we are having for Europe. Once we go back to Europe.

Now, obviously there was a lot of pressure on you right from the start of the season, a lot of interesting in you moving to McLaren. Does the fact you've had the problems with the car slightly relieve that pressure off you?

Sergio Perez:
I think the pressure is always there. It doesn't matter in which team you are, you have to deliver results. I want to deliver, I want to take the maximum out of the car and I know that the car will come back and we will be competitive quite soon, so I am confident in that respect. About the pressure, there will be always pressure when you drive for McLaren. Even if you are at the back of the grid you have the pressure to deliver and to try to make the most out of the car that you have.

Related Pictures

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24.03.2013- Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) McLaren MP4-28
24.03.2013- Race, Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
11.04.2013- Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E21
22.03.2013 - free practice 2, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32
22.03.2013 - free practice 2, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W04
15.03.2013- Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9

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