McLaren happy with newcomer Perez

Sergio Perez

(GMM) McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says he is happy with team newcomer Sergio Perez.

Mexican Perez has had a difficult and low-profile start to his career with the famous British team, arriving to replace Lewis Hamilton but struggling with the uncompetitive 2013 car.

Nonetheless, Whitmarsh said the 23-year-old has done "a solid job".

"It's easy to get rattled in coming to a team like McLaren and not having a quick enough car," he is quoted by

"But he's an intelligent guy, who might be incredibly young but to my mind he has not put a foot wrong."

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