Sergio Perez has said that Lewis Hamilton is the "best driver on the grid", eclipsing the talent of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.
Perez, preparing to take part in his home race, was asked by Sky Sports F1 where Hamilton ranked amongst the best and the Mexican believes that there is nobody better than the World Champion in-waiting.
“For me I think Lewis is the best driver on the grid,” Perez said.
“Especially in qualifying, what he can do with a car. I believe the difference between the best and the worst in Formula 1 is two tenths.
“But Lewis is something very special. I think when he is focused, when he is on it, he is just an amazing driver.
"So I think probably he is the best.”
Hamilton can win a fourth World Championship if he finishes fifth or higher in Mexico on Sunday.