Updated: 20/09/2012 07:45 | By pa.press.net

Perez 'needs experience' - Ferrari



Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo feels Sergio Perez needs 'more experience'

Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo feels Sergio Perez needs 'more experience'

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed the prospect of Sergio Perez joining the team next year.

The Sauber driver has had a hugely impressive 2012 season, scoring three podium finishes, the latest an eye-catching drive to second place in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

"Next season is too early," Di Montezemolo told Sky Sports News. "I'm very pleased for him because first of all it showed that our choice when we picked up him as a young driver was good. Then it is thanks to Sauber, thanks to the Ferrari Academy, he grows up. To put a young guy to Ferrari with the pressure of Ferrari, you need more experience."

A one-stop strategy and late overtakes on Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa secured Perez's Monza podium and again gave way to speculation linking the 22-year-old with the Scuderia.

As a member of Ferrari's Driver Academy, Perez is seen as an ideal candidate to step in should the team elect to dispense with the services of the under-performing Massa for 2013.

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