WATCH: Racing Point F1 Give Sergio Perez an Unforgettable Farewell

Published 12/20/2020, 11:12 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium with the Mexican flag after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Sergio Perez would be thanking his stars. After the Mexican got released from his cockpit at Racing Point to accommodate Sebastian Vettel, he was left stranded. However, he did not let that interfere with his racing. Aware that he was under the Red Bull radar, Checo kept pushing hard.

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Well, a nightmare finally comes to an end with Red Bull signing the Mexican over Alex Albon. Checo had put in exceptional efforts to secure his seat but the Thai racer had put up a strong case for himself. Although a tough decision, Red Bull made their choice. Sergio Perez runs alongside Verstappen in 2021.

Well, talk about farewell gifts, Racing Point surpasses everyone. Ferrari may have gifted a champions league trophy to Sebastian Vettel but nothing beats Szafnauer and team’s efforts. Checo leaves his camp with a load of gifts, a trophy, and souvenir from his win at Sakhir.

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Racing Point received a lot of backlash for letting Perez leave when the team had bagged a goo deal with Aston Martin, Although Szafnauer rendered many reasons, nothing satisfied the fans. Well, hopefully the gifts reduce the hate a bit.

Thank You everybody! Its been a pleasure to work with all of you. A lot of years huh! I hope you guys miss me,remarked Checo standing the last time in the team garage. Well, he will miss them as he speeds past them in his Red Bull.

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Sergio Perez leaves on an emotional note

The scenes back at the Racing Point garage were emotional. Sergio Perez bidding adieu to his team members and the entire garage echoing with the chants of ‘CHECO CHECO!!’ Sergio Perez would agree that the feeling is surreal and he will have a tough time forgetting it.

“These years mean to me a lot to myself and my family. 7 years is a lot of time that we share so many good, bad and great mementos and great memories that will stay with us forever.

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium with the Mexican flag after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

“So as I always say you have a great friend in Mexico, anytime you’re there give me a shout,” concluded Checo.

At Red Bull, Sergio Perez begins a new chapter of his racing career. Bagged a podium at the Sakhir GP, Checo makes announced he was in good form. Well, to complete that entire form, he signed his deal with Red Bull a few days back.

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Max had since long asked for a competitive teammate alongside him. Well, he got what he asked for and he will surely make it difficult for the Mercedes in 2021.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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