Sergio Perez & Red Bull Fulfill the Wishes of Their Mexican Fanbase With This Latest News

Published 10/03/2021, 5:28 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – May 1, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez arrives before practice REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo


For so long, Mexican fans demanded merchandise from their local hero, Sergio Perez. And shortly before the Mexican Grand Prix, Perez and Red Bull have fulfilled the wishes of a huge Mexican fanbase.

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Checo Perez, who recently renewed his contract for next season, included a clause that the Mexican driver will come together with Red Bull to launch his own line of merchandise. The collection will be released in collaboration with Puma, a month prior to the Mexican Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.

The collection comprises shirts, sweatshirts, a cap, pants, and sneakers. Perez’s merchandise will be available on Red Bull’s website and other online shops.

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“Extremely unlucky”: Sergio Perez after finishing P9 at Sochi

Sergio Perez, who qualified for the Russian GP at P8, crossed the checkered flag ninth. His teammate Max Verstappen, on the other hand finished on the podium, despite suffering an engine penalty and starting the race from the back of the grid.

However, at one stage of the race, Perez was running strong at P3 and was all set to finish on the podium before the rain fell at the closing stages of the race. The Mexican pitted on lap 50, two laps after his teammate, for intermediates, and dropped to P9.

“Yes, it’s obviously very disappointing. I think we were extremely unlucky today. Could have gone either way really, you know. If it rained a little bit less, then the people on the inters would have [suffered],” said Sergio Perez after the race.

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Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during practice REUTERS/Anton Vaganov.

“If it rained a bit more, it obviously favored them. I think at the point I was on the lap, it was a little bit too late to know, you know – the amount of rain we were going to have as well – so we were already on the podium, it was a tricky decision to make,” concluded Perez.

After the Russian Grand Prix, Sergio Perez sits fifth in the drivers’ championship with 120 points, just 7.5 points ahead of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

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After a series of disappointing performances, can Sergio Perez finish on the podium at next weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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