Apr.3 (GMM/Inautonews.com) 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 sportinglife.com.

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