The youngster Sergio Perez achieved the first F1 driver on the podium in 40 years. This means in Latin America he is being compared to the late Brazilian great Ayrton Senna. The Sauber driver finished second in last race weekend’s in Malaysian GP behind winner Fernando Alonso and ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
The Mexican speaking Friday in his hometown of Guadalajara in western Mexico shrugged off the comparisons and suggested fans should revisit the subject in two or three seasons when he might be ready to challenge for the Formula 1 season title.
“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 Associated Press.
“In the future my goal is to be in a big team and to be fighting for victories,” he said. “The most important thing is having a car that gives me the chance to win races.”
Ayrton Senna was triple times champion who killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Perez entered Formula One last year with Sauber and finished his debut season with 14 points. He already has 22 points as the season heads to China, the third race of the season.
“I believe that in two or three years I will be fighting for the world championship,” he added.
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