Sergio “Checo” Pérez knows very well where he stands. He has wanted it for a long time, he has gone through every step to obtain a place in one of the best possible teams and, with his goal now set to fight for the Formula 1 championship, patience and hard work continue to be his best weapons. .
But no, it’s not all about stepping on the accelerator and chasing an overrun inside or outside. There are more races going on, even bigger ones. His life and sports career are on the rise, and everything that happens around him strengthens the argument.
Recently, he extended his contract with Red Bull until the end of 2024, he is the father of three children with his wife Carola, he receives recognition and respect from the automotive universe, he fights for the first places in the Formula 1 World Championship, he has an organization (Fundación “Checo” Pérez) focused on the comprehensive development of vulnerable children and has gradually become the key piece that Red Bull Racing needed to return to the path of collective victory.
From the BMW Sauber F1 Team C-29 with which he made his debut on the tracks in 2010, through the different versions of the Sahara Force India VJM that saw him consolidate and to the recent RB18 that he drives, Sergio Pérez has remained in the same line : sports discipline and personal growth.
The relationship with his teammate Max Verstappen is another example of Pérez’s ability. Few midfielders have adapted to the place, but he not only boasts of a good relationship with the Dutchman, but at the same time has raised the level of competition without spoiling team cohesion, an issue highly appreciated in his team.
For the first time in his career, he is emerging as a key element for his team’s options in the Constructors’ World Cup. Red Bull has not obtained this award since 2013, the year in which Mercedes-Benz’s hegemony began, so the Mexican could be the key for the Austrian construction company to return to the throne eight seasons later.
In his second year with Red Bull Racing he has already won his third race, specifically on the legendary street circuit of Monaco, and also won his first pole position in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in addition to remaining after the summer break in third position in the Drivers’ championship.
And so he has added more than a decade fighting for positions, running on the historic tracks that forged legends, with setbacks and bad streaks, of course, but always with the responsibility of coming back more successful, with better ideas, to take advantage of the next available opportunity.
All these elements have fueled the interest of the Mexican public. Checo’s success boosts the country’s fans for Formula 1. In 2021, the Mexican Grand Prix was the second most visited, with 371,000 spectators, only behind the 400,000 registered in the Austin race, in the United States.
Sportingly speaking, the highest expectations rest on Sergio Pérez’s shoulders in 2022. Few Mexican names are shaping up to compete for the crown of their disciplines. Beyond what the Mexican players achieve in the MLB season and the way in which Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez ends the year, Pérez’s participation in Formula 1, with a possible runner-up and the collective title that Red has already won Bull, are the most important sports milestone that the Mexican public could celebrate in the year.
Why we choose it?
Sergio Pérez arrived at Red Bull in 2021 and became the gamechanger necessary. Thanks to its competitive level and good group cohesion, it keeps the chances of the Constructors’ World Championship close and is, without a doubt, a factor of enormous interest for the Mexican public to continue getting closer to Formula 1.