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Mexican
26 January 1990 (29)
Edgar Barth (26 January 1917)
David Purley (26 January 1945)

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8 (5.1%)
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2nd
4th
9
158
156
529 (3.3 points per race avg)
8652
23 ) (0.3%)
4 (2.5%)
19 (12%)
2011 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Australian Grand Prix

about Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez Mendoza (Spanish [?se?xjo ?pe?es] ; born 26 January 1990) also known as "Checo" Pérez, is a Mexican racing driver, currently driving for Force India.

Pérez was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy until 2012. He took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix with Sauber, a drive which won him plaudits and fuelled speculation of a move to Ferrari in the near future. However, Pérez later told reporters that he expected to stay with Sauber until at least the end of the 2012 season. Due to his young age and performance, he has been referred to as "The Mexican Wunderkind".

Pérez joined McLaren for the 2013 season, but the car failed to deliver the team a single podium finish. Subsequently for the 2014 season, the team decided to replace Pérez with Danish driver Kevin Magnussen very late into the season almost leaving Pérez without a seat. In December 2013, it was announced that Force India had signed Pérez in a €15 million deal.


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seasons

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2011 Kamui Kobayashi
Pedro de la Rosa
Sauber compare 2011
2012 Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber compare 2012
2013 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2013
2014 Nico Hülkenberg
Force India compare 2014
2015 Nico Hülkenberg
Force India compare 2015
2016 Nico Hülkenberg
Force India compare 2016
2017 Esteban Ocon
Force India compare 2017
2018 Esteban Ocon
Force India compare 2018
2019 Lance Stroll
Racing Point compare 2019

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Perez pipped Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg for the final Q3 slot by three hundredths of a second, but ended the final segment of qualifying slowest of the 10 cars.<br>Racing Point introduced an upgrade package this weekend, including modified bargeboards, new wing mirror mountings, modified brake ducts and additional aero flicks on the engine cover and sidepods, which Perez believes the team ...

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Perez ended both Friday practice sessions in Melbourne in 16th place, trailing new teammate Lance Stroll by two tenths in FP1 and four tenths in FP2.<br>“They [the sessions] haven't been great, not good at all,” the Mexican conceded after FP2 wrapped up.<br>“I think there's a lot of understanding that we need to go through, in detail, and try to come up with the best possible compromise for ...

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Stroll made his grand prix debut with Williams in 2017, scoring a podium in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, before enduring a dismal season last year as the Grove team struggled at the back of the pack.<br>The Canadian has moved to Racing Point for 2019 after his father Lawrence led a consortium that took over the Force India team.<br>Perez says Stroll has surprised him with his speed, but also with ...

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This year's revised front wings resulted from a joint project pursued after last year's Australian Grand Prix by the FIA and the engineers working at the F1 organisation under Ross Brawn.<br>As the Barcelona pre-season tests unfolded and more drivers had the chance to follow other cars, a consensus emerged that the changes have been positive.<br>"I did a bit with [Valtteri] Bottas," said Racing ...

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Perez completed just 30 laps on the first day of testing last week, and followed that up with 67 on his second day, before running a further 88 on Wednesday, when he set the second-fastest time behind Carlos Sainz.<br>With two days of testing left, his total of 185 laps in the RP19 had left him ahead of only the two Williams drivers and Haas development driver Pietro Fittipaldi in the mileage ...

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Mexico's contract for the race ends this season, and negotiations with Liberty for a new deal to start in 2020 were turned upside-down this week when the country’s president said that the national government could not continue to subsidise the event.<br>“It's not looking good," admitted Perez. “Hopefully we can get some good news later on. I think it's very important for our country to keep ...

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Perez finished eighth in the drivers’ championship last season, four places and 13 points ahead of Ocon, and collected a podium in Azerbaijan while the Frenchman had a best finish of sixth.<br>Eight-time podium finisher Perez, who joined Force India in 2014 after one season with McLaren and will stay with the team as it transforms into a new identity this year, argued that there is very little ...

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Ocon will work as Mercedes' reserve driver after failing to land a race seat due to a bizarre sequence of events.<br>He was poised to sign for Renault before Daniel Ricciardo's shock move from Red Bull, then was ousted from Force India when Lawrence Stroll led a consortium to save the team now known as Racing Point because Stroll's son Lance is moving across from Williams.<br>Ocon was ruled out of ...

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The Mexican driver was one of several on McLaren's shortlist as a replacement for Stoffel Vandoorne for the 2019 season, the seat eventually going to Lando Norris.<br>"We think Sergio is an excellent driver and deserves to be on that list," said McLaren boss Zak Brown last year.<br>Perez drove for McLaren in 2013, but was replaced after a difficult season, the Mexican joining Force India - now ...

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Stroll graduated to F1 with Williams in 2017 as the reigning European Formula 3 champion and continued with the team this year. His father Lawrence led the consortium that bought Force India's assets after it fell into administration, leading to the team's reincarnation as the Racing Point entry. Stroll's move from Williams became a formality after that but Force India wanted to wait until ...

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The Mexican’s renewed deal comes as no surprise given that Perez and his management were closely involved in the legal moves that led to the original team going into administration, and the subsequent purchases of the assets by the Racing Point consortium led by Lawrence Stroll. Perez was one of the main creditors, and owed over $4m by the original team, which has now been paid. As was ...

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Having edged ahead of Sirotkin after following him for many laps, Perez darted to the inside line on approach to the Turn 18 left-hander and clattered into his rival's Williams. The collision earned the Mexican a drive-through penalty and three penalty points, a sanction Perez described as “fair” in the immediate aftermath of the race. Asked by Motorsport.com ahead of the next race in ... ...

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Perez has had a rollercoaster career in which he was part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, then left it to join McLaren for the 2013 season, only to be dropped at the end of the year in favour of Kevin Magnussen. He took one of the few remaining seats - at Force India - and has revived his reputation as that team grew to become F1's leading independent competitor. In contrast, McLaren has ... ...

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But the Frenchman made it clear that what he described as a "terrible situation" won't be quickly forgotten. Ocon was pushed into the wall on the exit of Turn 3 when he attempted to go round the outside of Perez, and the Mexican moved over on him. The pair talked about the incident when Perez, who finished out of the points, returned to the Force India camp after the race. "He apologised ... ...

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Perez and Sirotkin came to blows at the Marina Bay circuit after the Mexican swerved left into his Williams rival, following mounting frustrations about being held up by the Russian. The crash earned Perez a drive-through penalty for his actions, although some suggested that such an unnecessary clash warranted tougher action and even a black flag. But Whiting did not think that what Perez ... ...

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Hamilton dominates after pole brilliance Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ leads Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB14 and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF71H Photo by: Manuel Goria / Sutton Images While Sunday’s race was a stroll for Hamilton, apart from a brief scare when some battling tailenders backed him into Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, it proved another struggle ... ...

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The pair touched on the exit of Turn 3 on the first lap when Ocon tried to go around the outside, and his teammate moved over and put the Frenchman into the wall. Szafnauer felt that the Mexican could have left more room. After past incidents, Szafnauer had reminded both drivers before the Belgian GP – where they both started in the top four and the revamped team was restarting on zero ... ...

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Force India came into the race with high hopes of a good result with both cars starting in the top 10, but Ocon's race ended in the Turn 3 wall after he was nudged by Perez. While the Mexican continued and comfortably led the 'class B' battle for best of the rest in seventh, his race fell apart when the timing of his pitstop left him stuck in traffic. After complaining for several laps about ... ...

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Perez appeared to be well inside the cut-off after the first runs in Q1 and the team thus elected to keep him in the garage to save tyres. However, while he sat in the car, he gradually slipped down the order – to eventually be squeezed out of 15th place by a margin of just 0.001s to Romain Grosjean. Less than a tenth of a second covered 10th to 17th places in an unusually tightly packed ... ...

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With McLaren still undecided about who it wants to join Carlos Sainz next season, the team has been open that it is weighing up several options. Incumbent Stoffel Vandoorne, reserve driver Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon have all been openly talked about before, but Brown says that Perez is a fourth contender, even though he looks set to be unavailable. Speaking at Monza on Saturday, McLaren ... ...

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Racing Point Force India driver Perez ousted Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen from top spot on his final lap of the session, with Esteban Ocon third for the team that was effectively reincarnated last weekend in Belgium. The late improvements stopped Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso and Honda from being surprise pacesetters in FP1, which started in very wet conditions and did not quite dry enough for slick ... ...

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Perez has been driving for Force India since 2014, and said during the summer break that he was close to firming up an extension - after the financially-troubled team had been rescued by a Lawrence Stroll-led consortium. It is expected that Perez will partner Lance Stroll at the outfit in 2019 – an outcome his current teammate Esteban Ocon alluded to when talking to Sebastian Vettel after ... ...

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The Silverstone outfit is expected to its change identity and become a new entry under new owner Lawrence Stroll, but it's not clear whether that will happen for this weekend, and thus on what basis it will be allowed to compete in Belgium. Efforts are underway involving the FIA and the Force India organisation to resolve the situation. Asked if he had any doubts about the team running at ... ...

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Perez has been racing for Force India since 2014, scoring five grand prix podium finishes in that time, but admitted earlier this year that his future with the outfit hinged on whether it would overcome its “critical” financial situation. And now that this situation has been resolved, Perez – who had been linked with rival F1 teams, most notably Haas - has told Latin American network Fox ... ...

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Perez has been racing for Force India since 2014, scoring five grand prix podium finishes in that time, but admitted earlier this year that his future with the outfit hinged on whether it would overcome its “critical” financial situation. And now that this situation has been resolved, Perez – who had been linked with rival F1 teams, most notably Haas - has told Latin American network Fox ... ...

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