Perez shrugs of comparisons to Ayrton Senna



GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Sergio Perez is Mexico’s first Formula One driver to reach the podium in 40 years, which means in Latin America he is being compared to Brazilian great Ayrton Senna.

Perez, speaking Friday in his hometown of Guadalajara in western Mexico, shrugged off the comparisons and suggested fans should revisit the subject in two or three seasons when he might be ready to challenge for the Formula One season title.

The 22-year-old Sauber driver finished second in last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix behind winner Fernando Alonso of Spain.