Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Perez confident of McLaren future

Saturday 21st September 2013

 RSS

Share:

Perez confident of McLaren future

Perez confident of McLaren future

Sergio Perez is not worried about his McLaren future even after his team boss publicly expressed an interest in other drivers.

Earlier this week, Martin Whitmarsh admitted that he would happily re-sign Fernando Alonso to McLaren despite both Perez and team-mate Jenson Button waiting on contract renewals.

"Yes - any team would. He's the best driver," he said of the Ferrari driver. "I don't know his contractual situation. I assume he's under contract."

Added to that, the McLaren boss later told journalists that Perez needs to up his game and that he expects a better showing from the Mexican racer in Singapore.

"Sergio has a tremendous benchmark in Jenson, who is consistent, a great quality driver, a great team player and who brings a tremendous amount of benefits to our team," said Whitmarsh.

"For a young charger like Sergio, he knows and I know that he has to come in and beat him. He hasn't done that consistently enough so far this year.

"He is going to give it a good go this weekend I expect."

Perez, though, insists he's not fazed by Whitmarsh's comments as he is confident he'll be staying at McLaren for another season.

"You have to work very hard in any team you are, you have to always give your best and you have to be very professional," he told Autosport.

"It is what I am doing, and I am trying to give my best. It has been a very difficult season for all of us, but I always said that my future here looks okay.

"I am here for next year, and let's see - hopefully we can be back to fight for a Championship next year."

Gallery: Race Day In Italy

Editor's Picks

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...