Mexican Mania: Canelo Alvarez Has Sergio Perez F1 Wish Ahead of His Las Vegas Showdown

Published 11/03/2021, 9:17 AM EDT
May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Sergio Perez has a massive weekend ahead at the Mexican Grand Prix. The entire country of Mexico had been waiting to watch their home hero lift a trophy at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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However, the fact that Perez spent most of his career working with mid-field teams (Racing Point, Sauber & Force India), his dream just didn’t happen soon enough.

But Checo’s wait could finally end this weekend, as he is now a part of Red Bull Racing, an outfit competing for the championship against high-flyers, Mercedes. Hence, the buzz has certainly been high, both inside and outside the paddock since the start of this week.

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Amidst the ever-growing hype, here’s the latest F1 fan who is rooting for Perez to win the Mexican Grand Prix. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Mexican professional boxer, affirmed that he is yearning for the Red Bull driver to secure his first home victory.

Alvarez hoping to give the Mexican fans something to cheer for

The 31-year-old boxer is also awaiting a showdown on November 6 against Caleb Plant in Sin City. Hence, Alvarez is hoping that he and Perez, together, can gift the Mexican fans a super weekend.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

I would love for both of us to have a victory. Imagine what it would be like for Mexico. I would love it and you know that I am a fan of Formula 1 and I would love for Checo to win in our country. It would be something great,” he said according to El Universal. (Translated via Google Translate)

Perez has been on a different level since the start of the United States GP, fighting against Verstappen and Hamilton. The fan support was immense at COTA, and one can only imagine how electrifying the weekend is going to be in Mexico, which is Perez‘ actual home.

Sergio Perez has been unstoppable

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Alvarez reckoned that Perez has been more aggressive since the start of this season along with an extra pinch of determination.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez REUTERS/Yves Herman

I see him very well, lately he has been unstoppable. I like the way I see him: he’s more determined and more aggressive,” Alvarez said.

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Overall, an amazing race weekend ahead for all F1 fans. Hamilton and Verstappen will battle it out for the win at the top, but there is a huge chance that Perez will join the party as well. Hence, are we in for a three-way battle to the race victory at Mexico City?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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