How did Sergio Perez get into F1? Know all about Mexican’s journey to the top
Sergio Perez is the current driver for the Red Bull Formula One team and with the help of this piece, we are going to take a deeper look at how Sergio was able to get to the top as a driver in F1.
Sergio Perez was born on 26 January 1990 in Guadalajara and he was one of the four drivers who made their debut in F1 in 2011 for the Sauber F1 team.
After having a short stint at the Sauber F1 Team, the Mexican joined the McLaren F1 team where he was dropped after having just a single season with the team.
From there the Mexican moved to the then-called Force India team which later changed its name to Racing Point. After arriving he also changed his number to 11. The Mexican spent a decent number of years with the team and was with them till 2020 when he was replaced by Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 F1 season.
Red Bull came to the rescue of Sergio Perez in 2021
After his stint with the Racing Point team which is now called “Aston Martin,” Sergio Perez was left with no seat for the 2021 season and that was the time when Red Bull came to the rescue of the Mexican and made him their driver for the 2021 season.
The Mexican had a promising start to his RedBull career as he was able to secure his first win in 2021 during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, however from then onwards things didn’t go as planned for the Mexican, and was seen struggling during the second half of the season.
The Mexican had a difficult first year on the team but he gained a lot of valuable experience and now 2022 is looking like the driver that Red Bull wanted to sign in 2021. Sergio Perez was able to out-qualify his teammate Max Verstappen during the qualifying session for the 2022 Jeddah Grand Prix.
If that session is anything to go by, it seems Sergio has finally managed to understand the working of a Red Bull car, and who knows if Sergio Perez is able to keep up his good form he could possibly be seen challenging Max Verstappen during the 2022 season on a regular basis.
The Mexican has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career and now that he is finding form at the Red Bull team, great things would be expected of him by his team and fans all across the world.