Sergio Perez Pumped For Home Grand Prix

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 03: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Red Bull Racing looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 03, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106030210 // Usage for editorial use only //
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 03: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Red Bull Racing looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 03, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106030210 // Usage for editorial use only //

Sergio Perez always receives incredible support at his home race in Mexico, but this year that support is set to go up a notch, with Perez returning as a Grand Prix winner, and with a Red Bull car that gives him an incredible chance of a podium finish.

‘ [I’m] Incredibly excited, I am so much looking forward to it. My country has been so supportive of me throughout my career and I always love the chance to race in front of those fans. People are always blown away by the support I receive here in Mexico but they have always backed me, since many years ago, when my career was first starting. It’s just great to finally have a Team and a car that we can dream of a victory in my home country. We have a chance to make a big result happen this weekend, so I will prepare as well as I can and we will see what we are able to achieve.

‘It is going to be a crazy week, driving the Red Bull Racing car up one of the most iconic streets in the country will be really special. It is something I have dreamt of for many years and to be able to bring my Red Bull car to my country will be very special. Then after the event I am planning to give a dinner for all the Team to make sure they try the great Mexican food and the good traditions that we have in our country.

‘For Mexico I wanted it to be a really special moment so I spoke with my designer and he came up with an incredible design. It is probably my favourite design I have ever worn. I wanted to put my colours on it in a bigger and better way than before, because on all of my helmet designs I try to represent my country and Mexican cultures and traditions. I have even changed the colour of the foam to those of the Mexican flag. I really can’t wait to wear it and since I revealed it this week the Mexican people love it!’ said Perez.

Mexico is a happy hunting ground for Max Verstappen, and he will be looking to add to his two career wins there, while taking another step towards a maiden F1 championship win.

‘It was of course a great feeling to be back on the top step at the US Grand Prix. The last few races were obviously quite difficult with various engine penalties and a few unlucky moments, so it definitely felt good to be back up there with Checo beside me. It was a very satisfying win, we showed good pace at the US GP so I’m looking to build on that momentum and it was of course also very important to score solid points for the championship.

‘Yes I have good memories from racing in Mexico with my two race wins. I’m looking forward to racing here again especially after not being able to travel here for a while. I know we will have a lot more fans now with Checo in the Team too so I’m looking forward to seeing all of them at the track and of course hopefully we can have a competitive weekend.

‘I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited to get going, although I know the triple header is going to be busy! It’s incredibly important for myself and the Team to try and nail the next three races now that we are fighting for the championship. There will be a lot of travelling time and time differences but I’m looking forward to being back on track in Mexico and Brazil and I’m looking forward to the challenge of racing on the new track in Qatar,’ added Verstappen.

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