Perez chasing ‘big team’ dream

Date published: April 2 2012

With rumours of a pending move to Ferrari refusing to die down, Sergio Perez says he wants a title-winning car within “two or three” years…

With rumours of a pending move to Ferrari refusing to die down, Sergio Perez says he wants a title-winning car within “two or three” years.

The 22-year-old has been the talk of Formula One since the Malaysian Grand Prix where he finished second in the tricky wet conditions, losing out to Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Perez’s brilliant performance coupled with Felipe Massa’s dismal outing immediately had the rumour-mill saying he could replace the Brazilian at Ferrari. And that he could even do it during the course of this season.

The rumours have been downplayed by all with Perez saying that he intends seeing out this season with Sauber.

That, however, doesn’t he doesn’t want a join a Championship-winning team in the not-too-distant future.

“In the future my goal is to be in a big team and to be fighting for victories,” Perez told NDTV.

“The most important thing is having a car that gives me the chance to win races.”

The Mexican’s success at Sepang has led to comparisons in Latin American between himself and triple World Champ Ayrton Senna.

“It makes me proud that people compare me to someone like Senna, but I’ve still got a lot to do in my career to receive that kind of praise,” Perez said.

“I believe that in two or three years I will be fighting for the World Championship.”