Sergio Perez has denied apologizing to Jenson Button, after the McLaren teammates clashed in the recent Bahrain Grand Prix. Following Button’s harsh criticism of team newcomer Perez’s driving, the 2009 world champion said: "Checo has apologized. We had a good discussion." 23-year-old Mexican Perez, however, clarified that his apology was not to Button, but to the famous British team. "It was said in various publications that I apologized to Jenson," Perez said during a visit to Mexico City, "but it wasn’t like that. "I didn’t apologize to him, because I didn’t think it was necessary," he is quoted as saying on a video published on the Guardian’s website.