|By Editor - 7 March 2013|
With only two full seasons in F1, Sergio Perez is pronouncing that he is "really enjoying" being part of a top team. Sergio admitted that McLaren was not as "clinical" as everyone thinks, rather, the team is "encouraging and supportive."
Perez started his F1 career in 2011, winning a race seat at Sauber after an impressive GP2 campaign. Scoring points in five races, Perez had done enough to secure his seat at Sauber. His best finishing position of the year was a 7th in the 2011 British GP.
In 2012, he scored three giant-killing podiums in the Malaysian, Canadian and Italian GPs. In the Malaysian GP, he turned heads as he threatened to steal the win from Fernando Alonso, hunting down the Spaniard in the latter part of the race. This put him on the radar and in 2012, he has achieved what most drivers only dream about - to drive for a top team.
Speaking to AutoSport, his praise for this new team is evident.
"I enjoy every single day I spend at the factory with my team and I'm enjoying life a lot," he said.
"First of all I'm really enjoying my work and I'm very motivated. I think if we keep doing the same, we will be fighting for big things this year.
"The atmosphere in the team is great. Everything is so united. From the outside it might look a very cold team but it's a great team, very happy and I'm enjoying every day."
"I enjoyed my time at Sauber as well but here I really enjoy myself much more," he said.
Perez has signed a multi-year deal with McLaren but is keen on making an immediate impact and is looking for race wins.
"When you are in a top team, you have different targets: you're fighting to win the championship, you're aiming to win races.
"So this really changes your approach and your motivation, and it definitely makes you work harder."