That is how Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez gained F1 after 10 years of making an attempt
The Mexican driver scored his first victory in his entire Formula 1 career this Sunday.
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December 6, 2020 4 min read
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The Mexican driver Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez scored the first victory of his career in Formula 1 at an extraordinary Grand Prix of Sakhir in his penultimate race with the Racing Point team and without a team for the next season on Sunday.
Checo is the first Mexican to top the podium 50 years after Pedro Rodríguez in 1970.
“I’m speechless. I hope I don’t dream. It took me ten years. I don’t know what to say. After the first lap the race was over, but the point was not to give up. I think we will win today continue.” Merits. “said Sergio Pérez.
Frenchman Esteban Ocon finished second with Renault and Canadian Lance Stroll finished third with Racing Point when champions Mercedes ruined their careers with a failed pit stop.
Czech will never forget this moment #SakhirGP # F1 pic.twitter.com/RI3R5oTAdN
– Formula 1 (@ F1) December 6, 2020
Checo Pérez, with his future in the ‘Gran Circo’ in the air, also returned the favor in Bahrain last week for his bad drink when he saw the podium slip on the final lap.
This time the luck smiled at him in a family doctor who had everything, although he also had to perform his miracle.
Champion Lewis Hamilton’s absence due to coronavirus opened a new scenario that did not disappoint with an unusual podium. A driver without a car for the next year like Pérez, who was last in the second round, won the penultimate round of a world championship ending next week in Abu Dhabi.
The Mexican was hit by a rough exit. Valtteri Bottas, the big one who was awarded for not getting his Mercedes to work, slowly came out creating a stopper that was jammed from behind. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) braked and took ‘Checo’ while avoiding the fall. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) hit the wall.
Image: Reuters on High Level
Victory with an uncertain future
On November 30, Checo Pérez said his near-term future was still unclear after he ended his relationship with Racing Point at the end of the season. So far he is considering three options: hiring from the Red Bull team; Take a year off or become a reserve pilot.
On September 9, the Mexican Racing Point driver Sergio Pérez announced that he would be leaving the Formula 1 team at the end of the current season. “After seven years together, my cycle with the team will come to an end at the end of the season (…) Personally, it hurts because I made a lot of bets for the team in very difficult moments. We managed to advance.” said Pérez in his Twitter account
Image: Reuters on High Level
With information from Reuters and Europa Press.