Sergio Perez says he has learned a lot from team-mate Jenson Button in the short amount of time he has been at McLaren.
Perez, who is ten years younger than Button, joined the team this year after two seasons with Sauber. He said he had been getting on well with his new team-mate and felt privileged to be driving alongside the 2009 world champion this year.
“I’m very lucky driver to have a champion next to me as well as such a good guy,” he said. “We are working so well together and I’ve been learning so much from him in my short [McLaren] career. Definitely the pressure is there, the team expects a lot from me and I expect the same; I want to go out there and win the championship and fight everybody. I will work together with Jenson to learn a lot from him and I think we are doing very well.”
He said learning the way in which McLaren operates at the track has been one of the biggest challenges he has faced so far.
“The procedures are very different and the way the car works,” he added. “It’s basically like learning how to set up a car with different tools. This is quite difficult because every team has different strategies on the steering wheel and not everyone speaks the same on the radio. That is something new for me but that is very good as well.”