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'Only McLaren happy with Perez'

Sunday 26-May-2013 17:49

Sergio Perez has come under come under fire from Fernando Alonso and Lotus boss Eric Boullier after an action-packed Monaco GP.

Perez was involved in incidents with his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button, Ferrari's Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on Sunday. Button once again complained during the race about his team-mate's driving while Alonso and Raikkonen's Lotus team were also not pleased.

The Mexican ducked on the inside of Alonso at the chicane, which forced the Spaniard to cut the corner and he was later told to give the place to the McLaren man. Perez tried to pull off the same daring move on Raikkonen in the closing stage of the race, but they made contact and the Finn had to make a late pit stop.

Perez's car was also damaged in the incident and he was forced to park his MP4-28 on lap 74.

His antics, though, didn't escape any criticism from Alonso.

"Really I don't want to make too much attention on this because the most important thing is that Felipe [Massa]'s good [after a heavy crash] and the second most important thing is [Nico] Rosberg that won the race," Alonso was quoted as saying by Sky Sports F1.

"Then with Perez he has the car parked in the Rascasse - that is the only point that you can say.

"He was lucky this year in two or three incidents. In Bahrain nearly contact with Jenson, with me I was off the track avoiding contact. Here at the chicane I avoided contact again, but Kimi was not lucky because he didn't avoid the contact. But only McLaren has to be happy with him."

Raikkonen somehow managed to finish P10 after making a late stop, but his team principal Boullier was not pleased with Perez's driving.

"He tried once and if you look at the video he was attempting very, very late braking misunderstanding the braking line of Kimi. I think that was a little bit too much," Boullier told reporters.

"He nearly crashed with his team-mate in Bahrain, here there was also a little bit of action. It looks like he's trying to often to be too aggressive and attempt something which is most of the time impossible to do."

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