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Meet Sergio “Checo” Pérez with F1 Experiences in 2019

Mexico’s only representative on the 2019 Formula 1 grid is set to join us for several guest appearances this year. In addition to appearing in the Champions Club at his home race in Mexico City, Sergio “Checo” Pérez will also be our special guest in Spain and Japan.


Sergio Pérez Mendoza became the fifth Mexican to enter Formula 1 when he debuted in 2011. Now entering his ninth season at the highest level (and sixth consecutive season for the team now known as Racing Point), Sergio Pérez has matured into one of the grid’s most consistent drivers, especially over a race distance. By finishing third in last year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Pérez became the only driver from outside the top three teams to score a podium all season. His best result in the driver’s championship was 7th place for Force India in both 2016 and 2017.

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Sergio Pérez Biography

Sergio Pérez began his career in karting with five championships before his single-seater debut in the 2004 Skip Barber National Championship. The following year he headed to Europe, where he enjoyed initial success in Germany’s Formula BMW ADAC series and in British Formula Three. He was propelled on to the international stage in 2009, joining the grid in Formula 1’s main feeder series, GP2 (now Formula 2). After finishing runner up in the 2010 GP2 series with five wins, his trajectory to Formula 1 was assured.

Pérez signed with Sauber for the 2011 Formula 1 season, finishing an eye-catching seventh on his Grand Prix debut. After a bad crash during qualifying in Monaco, Pérez still finished the year 16th with 14 points on the table. Following a successful 2012 season, Pérez moved to McLaren in 2013. After one unhappy season at Woking, Pérez found refuge at Force India, the team that he still drives for today. Scoring podiums in all but one of the last five full seasons, Pérez has been a consistent points scorer, often finishing ‘best of the rest’ behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull in the turbo-hybrid era. Pérez retained his drive for 2019 after Force India was taken over last year by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll and renamed Racing Point.

Off the track, Pérez started the Checo Pérez Foundation in 2012 to support orphans and children with cancer in Mexico. His sister Paolo runs the project. Pérez became a father to Sergio Pérez Jr in late 2017 and married his partner Carola Martinez in June 2018.

Topics: Mexico Grand Prix, Sergio Perez

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