Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Perez: McLaren made me a better driver

Monday 4th August 2014

Share:

Perez: McLaren made me a better driver

Perez: McLaren made me a better driver

Sergio Perez insists he doesn't regret his move to McLaren last year, saying he learned a lot from everyone at Woking.

After two brilliant seasons with Sauber, the Mexican moved to McLaren for 2013 as Lewis Hamilton's replacement, but it proved to be a challenging campaign.

McLaren endured their worst season in a couple of decades and the team decided to replace him at the end of the year with Kevin Magnussen.

Perez joined Force India for the 2014 campaign and in an interview with caranddriverthef1.com the 24-year-old insists he improved as a Formula 1 driver during his one-off season with McLaren.

"Looking back, I do not regret anything because I learned a lot. McLaren made me a better driver... But probably yes, maybe it was not the best decision to advance my career. In Formula 1 though things change quickly, I'll see what the future holds for me."

Perez was partnered with 2009 World Champion Jenson Button last year and he has nothing but praise for the sport's elder statesman.

"Jenson is a great leader he is among the most skilled so you know exactly what you want and need from the car and that made the difference for me," he said. "Having a driver like him as a team-mate, especially in my third year in Formula 1, was something really positive."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...