The Mexican will be making the first big move of his career, and some have suggested that he may not be ready for the added responsibility.
However, Button says that this is nonsense and that Perez has the ability to be a success:
“There is more pressure, but I don’t think he’s going to feel it,” he said.
“I think there’s been a lot of pressure on Checo, especially with all the stuff that’s been said in the media.
“We’ve just got to let him do his thing. He’s going to have an important winter and we’ll see what he can do next year.
“But I think he’s proved that he has good speed and has a good understanding of a race car.”
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