Sergio Perez has not given up on his dreams of becoming a Formula 1 World Champion, adding he is still looking for another opportunity at one of the big teams.
The Mexican had a meteoric rise in Formula 1 during the early stages of his career as he found himself at McLaren just two years after he made his debut with Sauber.
A lot was expected from Perez as he managed to score three podiums with a Sauber car that wasn't the fastest on the grid, but things didn't go according to plan at McLaren as the Woking-based squad dropped to the midfield and failed to challenge for podiums and victories.
He was let go after one season with McLaren and joined Force India, but that doesn't mean he believes his chance to win the title is gone for good.
"Definitely, it’s my dream. I want to become a World Champion and it’s what I’m looking for; the big opportunity, obviously, to be in a position to be able to win the title," he told F1i.com in an interview.
Although things didn't work out at McLaren, Perez believes he is a more "complete driver" thanks to the experience he picked up.
"I think purely experience. You know, I’ve learned so much throughout the years. When I was at McLaren it was just two years ago but two years in Formula One you grow in many areas," he said. "I learned a lot, I’m a more complete driver and I’m sure if I had the opportunity now with a big team I’m sure I can do the job and perform well against anyone.
"So I’m confident in my driving and I’m driving well. As I told you before I’ve had maybe two or three races during the year where I haven’t taken the maximum out of the car but in general I think I have been performing quite well."
After being dropped by McLaren, Force India snapped up the Mexican and he has done a solid job, helping the squad to their best-ever finish of sixth in the Constructors' standings last year while they are again punching above their weight this season.
"I feel very welcome at the team, very happy and really at home. I’m enjoying working with the team, I think we’ve improved," he said. "Last year we had the best year in the history of the team. Right now we’ve had a tough start to the year but when we look back it’s amazing what we’ve scored up until now.
"The last few races for myself haven’t been spectacular but I’m sure I will improve. We know fully the reasons for those difficult weekends so definitely I see plenty of positives coming up for the rest of the year."