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Sergio Pérez – Profile

Sergio Pérez Mendoza, also known as “Checo” Pérez, was born 26 January 1990. He is a Mexican racer, who drives for McLaren at this point in time.

Pérez came through the Ferrari Driver Academy and took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.  There has been much speculation that he would return to Ferrari but Pérez joined McLaren for the 2013 season.

He replaced Lewis Hamilton and races alongside Jenson Button.

Driver Summary

Name Sergio Pérez
Country Mexico Mexico
First Race Australian Grand Prix Mar 27th 2011
Last Race Brazilian Grand Prix Nov 25th 2012
Best Qualifying 4 - Belgian Grand Prix Sep 2nd 2012
Best Result 2 - (2 times)
First Podium Malaysian Grand Prix Mar 25th 2012
Last Podium Italian Grand Prix Sep 9th 2012

Early career

Pérez began his competitive career karting at age 6.

In his early years of competition he achieved many victories in multiple categories and engine sizes.

With a wealth of youthful achievements, the Mexican driver caught the attention of scouts for Scuderia Telmex.

Telmex (a Mexican telecommunications company) sponsored a team in the United States-based Skip Barber National Championship in 2004. Pérez competed and finished eleventh in that championship.

He next moved onto driving for Team Rosberg in the German Formula BMW ADAC series in Europe.

He finished fourteenth in his first year and improved to sixth the year after.

Pérez then took part in the British Formula Three Championship for 2007. He competed for the T-Sport team and won the championship with an assured and comfortable campaign.

In 2008 – 2010 he competed in multiple GP2 Series and collecting an impressive 7 wins, 12 podiums, 1 pole and 8 fastest laps.

Formula One

Pérez tested for the BMW Sauber F1 team for 2011. That season he debuted 7th in his first race but the car was disqualified on technical grounds. He had a mixed season but does enough to be retained for 2012.

His 2012 season saw podium finishes in Malaysia and Canada. Pérez then took his third and final podium of the 2012 season at the Italian Grand Prix.  He raced well but saw less impressive results elsewhere due to inconsistency both with his car and his own performance.

In 2013 Pérez signed for McLaren for 2013. He’s a fresh face but a competent driver and we expect improvements and results the coming season.

Sergio Pérez F1 Race Results And Qualifying Performances

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
38 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 12 Ret Collision 0
37 2012 United States Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 15 11 0
36 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 11 15 0
35 2012 Indian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 8 Ret Collision damage 0
34 2012 Korean Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 12 11 0
33 2012 Japanese Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 5 Ret Spun off 0
32 2012 Singapore Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 14 10 1
31 2012 Italian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 12 2 18
30 2012 Belgian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 4 Ret Collision 0
29 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 14 14 0
28 2012 German Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 17 6 8
27 2012 British Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 15 Ret Collision 0
26 2012 European Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 15 9 2
25 2012 Canadian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 15 3 15
24 2012 Monaco Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 23 11 0
23 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 5 Ret Transmission 0
22 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 8 11 0
21 2012 Chinese Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 8 11 0
20 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 9 2 18
19 2012 Australian Grand Prix 15 Sauber Ferrari 22 8 4
18 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 17 13 0
17 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 11 11 0
16 2011 Indian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 20 10 1
15 2011 Korean Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 17 16 0
14 2011 Japanese Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 17 8 4
13 2011 Singapore Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 11 10 1
12 2011 Italian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 15 Ret Gearbox 0
11 2011 Belgian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 9 Ret Suspension 0
10 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 10 15 0
9 2011 German Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 15 11 0
8 2011 British Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 12 7 6
7 2011 European Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 16 11 0
6 2011 Monaco Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 0 DNS Injured 0
5 2011 Spanish Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 12 9 2
4 2011 Turkish Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 15 14 0
3 2011 Chinese Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 12 17 0
2 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 16 Ret Electrical 0
1 2011 Australian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber Ferrari 13 DSQ 0

 

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