WATCH: An Emotional Sergio Perez Calls His Son after Sakhir GP Win

Published 12/09/2020, 11:50 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Sergio Perez is having a dream Formula 1 season. Aside from being let go by Racing Point, of course. After grabbing his first podium of the season in Turkey, he took the top spot of the podium in Sakhir. After the race, his number 1 fan, his son, congratulated him on the victory.

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Movistar F1 recorded him on a video call with his son, who is his namesake, in the post-race interviews. “Checo, did you see dad? Yes? Did you see him? Who won?” the race-winner asked his son.
“Dad!” in came the elated reply from Sergio Perez Junior. The Mexican joyfully told his son, “Yes! I love you, big boy.”

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How can one not feel good for the Mexican? After a collision with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc on the opening lap, he was looking out of contention not only for a podium but also for points. To go from last in the first lap to first in the last lap is a truly astonishing achievement, even if it was courtesy of some good luck.

Even though Mercedes has been continuing on their dominant path, this season has been one of the more interesting ones. After Pierre Gasly‘s shocking win at Monza, the Mexican has served us with another surprise – not just his maiden F1 win but also first at Sakhir GP. Since this outer track of Bahrain was only an experiment, he could be the only driver to win in the circuit’s history.

Should Red Bull now sign Sergio Perez?

He is making an exceptional case for driving next to Max Verstappen for the 2021 F1 season.

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Thai driver Alex Albon looks set to lose his seat, and according to Perez’s current team boss Lawrence Stroll, he should be the one replacing him, “Checo has been a fantastic asset, and he’s been an asset for this team a long time before I’ve arrived.

“He most definitely proves every weekend that he deserves to be in a car next year. And I hope he’s in that Red Bull (car) next year.”

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Racing Point’s Sergio Perez celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

The former Sauber driver is too good to be without a drive for next season. Giving him the Red Bull drive will mean that he can compete for podiums and race victories even more regularly; it might just be the pinnacle of the his racing career.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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