Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Perez tops Hamilton replacement list'

2012-09-28 08:06:00

 RSS

Share:

'Perez tops Hamilton replacement list'

As F1 awaits confirmation of Lewis Hamilton's move to Merc, Sergio Perez has emerged as the prime candidate to replace the Brit at McLaren...

As Formula One awaits confirmation of Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes, Sergio Perez has emerged as the prime candidate to replace the Brit at McLaren.


Despite being a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, the Italian stable's president Luca di Montezemolo has ruled out signing Perez as Felipe Massa's replacement.

According to di Montezemolo, Perez still needs time to mature and gain experience before he can handle the "pressure" of racing for Ferrari.

However, the Italian stable's loss is looking set to be McLaren's gain.

Although Perez has denied speaking with McLaren about a possible 2013 race-seat, the 22-year-old and his TelMex sponsorship are reportedly heading to Woking next season.

Tom Cary at the Daily Telegraph is reporting that Perez is 'known to be top of their wish-list in the event that Hamilton succumbed to Mercedes' overtures.'

Added to that, F1 journalist Adam Cooper claims a senior TelMex source is saying that today there will be 'important news for Mexican sport.'

For now we wait...

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

The Driving Seat And Win

The Driving Seat And Win

Force India have just launched a pretty awesome chair as part of their upcycled F1 range with our friends at Memento Exclusives...