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Perez moving to McLaren

So Perez got the plum second seat at McLaren…

Jenson will presumably be the team’s clear Number 1… He is adept at building a team around him, and, no doubt has another World Championship in him …. Possibly even this year ….! He’ll surely want more money and McLaren should now be able to find it, at least £2m, but critical in his new contract will be that clear Number 1 status – to Martin Whitmarsh’s relief!
Having said all that, Jenson may yet be surprised by Perez who is a little like Lewis was in his first season… 
Three podiums attest to Perez’s speed… but, as has been pointed out by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, he needs experience and good support… Ferrari however must be a little miffed since Perez is a product of THEIR driver programme and had been rumoured to be replacing Massa….
McLaren will surely welcome Perez’s funder too – a ‘tough Mexican businessman’…
It looks like we are all going to be giddy for a couple of weeks more as the money-go-round goes ever faster.
Graham Benge
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