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What is Checo Perez’s record at the Mexican Grand Prix?

Red Bull driver Checo Perez will try to surpass his performance at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, where he climbed to the podium in third place.

Red Bull driver Checo Perez will try to surpass his performance at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, where he climbed to the podium in third place.

It’s the week of the Mexican Grand Prix and there are high expectations to see Sergio Pérez at the top of the podium at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The driver has a great opportunity before him to win the race in Mexico City, since he has the best car of the year in his hands: the RB18.

This Sunday, Oct. 30, Checo will run his seventh Mexican GP, his second with Red Bull, in which he will seek not only to surpass what he did in 2021, where he was third, but also try to win the race to be the first Mexican to climb to the top of the podium at his home Grand Prix.

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Jared C. TiltonAFP

Checo’s track record at Hermanos Rodriguez

The track of the Hermanos Rodríguez has not suited the Mexican driver at all, since only on one occasion did he manage to go higher than fifth place. In 2015, the year Formula 1 returned to Mexico, he ran his first home GP with a Force India, a mid-grid car. Pérez started from ninth position and in the race he only gained one place to finish at eighth place in what was a true F1esta that was experienced at the track.

In 2016, even with Force India, Checo didn’t have the best of his Saturdays as he couldn’t enter Q3. The Mexican logged the twelfth fastest time in qualifying and started the race from that spot in which he managed to get into the top 10 in a very good performance. Pérez finished in 10th place.

In 2017, the driver from Guadalajara obtained his best result up to that moment. He started ninth and gained two places to finish in seventh place. A year later, in the 2018 edition, he experienced the other side of the coin and the disappointment of the public was felt when Sergio had to leave the race in lap 41 due to a failure in the brakes of his car.

In 2019, Checo knew how to recover and came from behind to finish in seventh place after having started in eleventh position.

2021, ‘Checomania’ was celebrated

Without a doubt, the best Mexican GP of Pérez so far is the one in 2021. His arrival at Red Bull gave him a golden opportunity: to be the first Mexican to reach the podium in the AHR. The expectations of the fans were high and Sergio did not disappoint. The Mexican driver had a great end to the year with Red Bull and he showed it at the moment of truth.

Caps, t-shirts, even Red Bull tennis shoes flooded the stands of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez during the weekend. In qualifying, Sergio got the fourth starting box which increased hopes of a podium for Sunday.

Already in the race, Sergio starred in a solid start by being at the right time to take advantage of a collision betweem Bottas and Ricciardo, which gave him third position on a silver platter. From then on, Checo put Hamilton under pressure to try to take second place, however, the Briton defended himself in a great way, leaving Pérez with that third place that tasted like glory at the Autodromo.

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Adrian Macias

Checo Pérez at the Mexican GP

  • 2015: 8th
  • 2016: 10th
  • 2017: 7th
  • 2018: DNF
  • 2019: 7th
  • 2021: 3rd

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