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Perez aware of need to deliver

Sergio Perez says he has to deliver the goods when he hits the track for McLaren in the 2013 F1 season
Sergio Perez admits that the pressure is on to deliver in the 2013 F1 season after the Mexican paid a visit to his new McLaren team on Wednesday.

Perez flew in from Mexico to meet the team he will race for this season after his switch from Sauber, and also took questions from the press about his hopes for the year ahead.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Perez admitted that he could only have one aim ahead of the new season with beating team-mate Jenson Button and fighting for the championship title being his target.

“When you come to McLaren, this [winning the World Championship] must be your target, otherwise you shouldn't join McLaren,” he said. “Everybody here is working for that goal and I'm coming here to do the same.

"Jenson is a very fast driver and one of the best in the world. It's a guarantee he will be fast and competitive. I will have to make my own space, but I think I will be able to work with Jenson. I've got a lot to learn from him but at the same time I want to beat him."

Perez added that moving to McLaren would allow him to improve as a driver after a 2012 campaign that saw him secure three podium finishes for Sauber, but also saw him suffer a number of disappointing races towards the end of the campaign.

"Being here at McLaren will help me improve in many areas," he said. "It will be much more intense than I have been used to. I think once the season starts will look again at where we can improve, but first of all we have to go to testing and Jenson and I will have to do everything we can to make sure we have a competitive car."



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23.11.2012- Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Press conference, Monisha Kaltenborn (AUT), CEO and Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team, Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director and Claire Williams (GBR) Williams Deputy Team Principal.
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
19.09.2014- Free Practice 1, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29

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bob - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 9:18 AM

@Pole Position It's true, in the end (well, lets face it, pretty much from the first week) the McLaren team liked Button way better than Hamilton. This is true from the team principal down to the pit crew. But this is not because Button is a brown nose or a back stabber. He just didn't act like an up himself, spoiled, self important, petulant little crybaby brat. And if I also recall correctly, Button never said a bad thing about his team mate. Unfortunately the same thing cannot be said about Hamilton. Who was the back stabber again?...

arcuid

January 10, 2013 9:01 AM

please we all know Perez will deliver better than what Hamilton did at Mclaren, Posted by A - Unregistered (11 hours ago) That still remains to be seen. Since his announced move to McLaren his form weakened a bit so the pressure will be high. One thing is for sure Perez has to deliver.



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