Sergio Perez debuted in Formula One in 2011 with the Sauber team. The Mexican’s signing was a result of Sauber announcing a partnership with telecommunications company Telmex.
He stayed with the Swiss outfit for two years and jumped ship to McLaren in 2013, but suffered a very poor run that year.
A year later, he moved to Force India and stayed there until this season. He partnered Nico Hulkenberg for three years until the latter left for Renault. He then partnered Esteban Ocon for two years before Ocon was ousted in favor of Lance Stroll for 2019.
The Mexican will drive for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen in 2021.
Sergio Perez scored a podium in just his second season in Formula One, in the second race of 2012. During his stint with the Woking-based outfit, he could only manage a position as high as fifth. When he moved to Force India, he scored five podiums for the Indian outfit.
His highest position in the Drivers’ Championship was seventh in 2016 and 2017. In his partnership with Hulkenberg, the two managed to help the team finish fourth in the 2016 Championship. Perez and Ocon repeated the feat once again in 2017.
Perez out qualified and outpaced his younger teammate Stroll to finish 1oth in the Drivers’ Standings, scoring a respectable 52 points in a car that wasn’t very competitive.
However, Perez is facing a much stronger challenge from the Canadian in 2020. With the RP20 being strongly influenced by last year’s championship-winning car, Racing Point has zoomed ahead of the midfield with Perez and Stroll scoring points consistently.
The Mexican was forced to miss two races this season due to COVID-19 but bounced back with a stellar performance at the Spanish Grand Prix. Pérez won his first race at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
On the first lap, Pérez was hit by Leclerc and went from 2nd place to 18th and last. On lap 64 took the lead and won the race ahead of Esteban Ocon and teammate Stroll. This was the first win for a Mexican driver since Pedro Rodríguez won the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix 50 years prior.
Perez finished fourth in the Drivers’ Championship in 2020 season.
Perez has two personal sponsors backing him, Telmex and Telcel. Both are Mexican telecommunications companies. He is also sponsored by Claro, another telecom company.
He was also sponsored by the sunglasses brand, Hawkers, but ended his relationship with them.
Back in 2012, Perez and his family founded the Checo Pérez Foundation. The main aim of the foundation was to support orphans and children with cancer.
Interested parties can reach out to Sergio Perez through his official website.
For business and media inquiries, one can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from these methods, fans can contact Sergio through his multiple social media accounts. The Mexican driver is particularly active on Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, Perez also uses Facebook and YouTube.
|Endorsements||Claro, Telcel, Telmex|