Sergio Perez said that Esteban Ocon will have more pressure over next year after his first full season with Force India.
Ocón, who has been in nine races with Manor in 2016, finished the season with Force India last season and finished in eighth place with 13 points behind Perez, leaving 20 points with 18 points.
Perez, "My main goal in 2018 will be to fight Ocon, and now the pressure will be on him because everyone will expect more from him as he will pass his second year with the team."
"I think it will be a very close fight again." said.
While Perez admits that Ocón's performance last year is impressive, he thinks that the main reason for his strong performance is having a strong preparation period.
"Of course I am considering Esteban, he has a very talented pilot and a great deal of experience."
"He was very well prepared for Formula 1. He had a great deal of knowledge that he had and it made him mature.