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“Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!”: Flirty Max Verstappen Statement Toward Sergio Perez Triggers Major Demand From Mexican Crowds

Published 10/27/2022, 8:02 AM EDT

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Max Verstappen has had many teammates over the years, with a very memorable one being Daniel Ricciardo. But now there is a partnership that is challenging the most beloved Ricciardo-Verstappen ship. And that is the bond between Max Verstappen and Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez, affectionately dubbed “Chestappen” by the internet.

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It is no coincidence that Max Verstappen won two world championship titles while being partnered with Sergio Perez. Perez’s support and wingman ship have been lauded by many fans, especially after the Japanese Grand Prix.


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Fans demand a kiss in response to adorable ‘Chestappen’ moment

For the fans who swoon over the friendship between Checo and Verstappen, though, something happened to create waves of ecstatic screams. In a recent Meet the Fans event hosted by Telcel, Perez and Verstappen appeared and all but endorsed their ongoing bromance.

When the host asked Max which celebrity Checo looked like, he answered Tom Cruise. But then Verstappen took a look at his teammate and corrected himself, “Actually I think he [Sergio Perez] is better looking.”


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This sent a shockwave of enthused roars among the audience who immediately began chanting, “Beso! Beso!” (Spanish for ‘kiss’ or ‘peck’). And they were joined by fans on Twitter.

Fans also went berserk knowing that Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are well aware of how their friendship trends over the internet.

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Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen’s friendship, in the only sport where being teammates means little, is truly wholesome to behold. And hopefully, it will last for many more years to come.

Sergio Perez says he will win without help from Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s triumph at the Japanese Grand Prix earned him his second Driver’s Championship title. But he was not alone in that effort. His teammate Sergio Perez’s support also contributed to that win.

And the fans have been going crazy over their stellar bond, celebrating the ideal duo. But, at the same time, many have been demanding Max Verstappen also step up to support Checo in securing wins. Especially in his hometown, and perhaps even a championship title next year?

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However, Perez disagreed with the internet on this. He is determined to earn his victories himself, without any outside help.


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I don’t need to be given anything,” Perez told ESPN. “I have achieved everything without any gifts for so many years – not that it is necessary.”

“In the end, I don’t think about it. I think about my work, about being perfect this weekend and looking for that victory [in Mexico].


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Perez’s self-reliance is admirable and we can only hope that his future will contain a championship title as he most certainly deserves one. Meanwhile, let’s cheer hard for Checo’s victory in Mexico!

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Written by:

Subarna Banerjee


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Subarna Banerjee is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgraduate in literature, she boasts a vast experience in the field of professional content writing. Harboring a soft corner for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari, she takes an avid Ravenclaw-like interest in the motorsports universe.
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Ajinkya Aswale