Sergio Perez joins hands with former driver to make motorsports more accessible to Mexican kids 

Undici Kart is Sergio Perez's company empowering aspiring racers with passion, skill, and a path to motorsport.


Sergio Perez joins hands with former driver to make motorsports more accessible to Mexican kids 

Sergio Perez (Credits: Sky Sports)

In a quest to bring motorsport closer to the masses, former Mexican driver Javier Gonzalez, along with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, is embarking on an inspiring journey. Their vision is to support aspiring Mexican drivers and engineers who dream of making it big in motorsports. Gonzalez’s racing achievements and dedication to nurturing young talents make him a perfect fit for this endeavour.

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Javier Gonzalez is a former F4 driver who finished third in the Spanish F4 championship in 2018, with six victories and eight podiums. Still, the road to Formula 3 proved financially daunting. Undeterred, Gonzalez channelled his passion towards empowering the young generation in Mexico. 

In a conversation with ESPN, Gonzalez highlighted the challenges of motorsport in Mexico: “Motorsport is somewhat remote [in Mexico], because the tracks are far from the city and you can’t get there.” He acknowledged the high barriers to entry in karting, where owning a go-kart and hiring a mechanic can be prohibitively expensive. Gonzalez’s mission is clear, “to make it simple, that they arrive, have fun, and learn. Make it more accessible, have car workshops…”

Undici Kart, named after Sergio Perez‘s favoured number 11, steers towards a transformative venture. Spearheaded by the Mexican driver himself, the karting academy opens doors for young racing enthusiasts. With their eyes set on the stars, aspiring drivers, engineers, and mechanics find their launchpad with Undici Kart.

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Javier González shares about the lack of an academic base in Mexico for youngsters to foray into motorsports

Sergio Perez with Javier Gonzalez
Sergio Perez with Javier Gonzalez (Credits: Sports Keeda)

Gonzalez also shed light on a significant void in Mexico’s educational landscape. Aspiring Mexican engineers have limited opportunities to pursue motorsport-related academic degrees, unlike their European counterparts who benefit from automotive master’s programs. Gonzalez and Perez aim to bridge this gap, providing avenues for young minds to delve into the world of motorsport engineering and mechanics.

Perez’s phenomenal success in Formula 1 further bolsters the credibility of this endeavour. As the most successful Mexican driver in the sport’s history, Perez’s association with the prestigious Red Bull team adds a touch of prestige to the project. He currently stands second behind his teammate Max Verstappen in the standings.

Summing up the ambition of their program, Gonzalez reaffirms their goal: “We want to make it simple, that they arrive, have fun, and learn. Make it more accessible, to have motorsport workshops, such as soccer or basketball,” he said. The ultimate aim is to create opportunities for young talents, just like in any other mainstream sport. He added, “There are people who want to be there, and with the KBR with Checo, we want to do it.”

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