Rather than dent his confidence, Bob Fernley believes Sergio Perez's year with McLaren has made him a better driver.
Having impressed everyone in the paddock during a stellar 2012 season with Sauber, Perez was called up to McLaren to replace Lewis Hamilton.
The Mexican driver, though, arrived at a bad time for the team.
Struggling to get the most out of the MP4-28 and its Pirelli tyres, neither Perez nor team-mate Jenson Button secured a single podium finish last season.
And, at the end of it all, Perez was let go in favour of rookie racer Kevin Magnussen.
But rather than the year turning out to be a blow to Perez's confidence, Force India deputy team team Fernley says it has boosted the...
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