Mexican Grand Prix: Sergio Pérez does not want a gift

Mexican Grand Prix: Sergio Pérez doesn't want a gift


The Formula 1 circus makes its annual stopover in Mexico for the 20nd World Championship stage at the end of  week.

Undefeated in the last eight events, including last week in Austin, the Red Bull team is therefore the favorite to win the honors of the race which will be contested on Sunday at the autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Last year, Max Verstappen won in Mexico City ahead of Lewis Hamilton, while Sergio Pérez joined them on the third step of the podium.

Who wouldn't dream of winning their national Grand Prix? This is what Pérez will try to achieve in front of his public, especially since his teammate at Red Bull, titled a few weeks ago in Japan, has little more to prove this year except that 'he could become the recordman for victories in a season.

In Texas, the Dutchman equaled the mark of 13 wins in a campaign which was co-held by the Germans Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.

Conquered fans

Pérez, however, does not want his team to offer him this coveted victory on a silver platter.  

“I don't need to be given anything. I ran all my life without anyone giving me a gift. I will have to be perfect to win, said the Mexican, who concedes only two points to Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) in the cumulative ranking in this fight to finish to become the runner-up to Verstappen.

Between -time, Pérez conquered his compatriots at the start of the week when he put on a spectacular demonstration, skidding in support, at the wheel of his single-seater in Guadalajara, his hometown.

It is estimated that just over 100,000 people turned out to witness the prowess of their favorite driver.

Alonso and Alpine contest

Involved in an accident with Lance Stroll at the United States Grand Prix last Sunday, Fernando Alonso wants justice after he was handed a 30-second penalty imposed by the stewards for driving a damaged car.

This sanction made him lose his dearly acquired seventh place at the Circuit of the Americas following a complaint lodged by the Haas team which claimed that the Alpine was a danger on the track.< /p>

The French team has lodged a protest and the decision of the International Automobile Federation should be handed down tomorrow.

♦ In addition, the German manufacturer Audi, from Volkswagen Group, announced today that it has chosen the Sauber team for its arrival as an engine supplier in Formula 1 in 2026.