50 fun facts about Sergio Perez


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Do you have Sergio Perez as your favourite driver? Do you want to learn more about him? We got you covered with this article that includes 50 facts about Sergio Perez.

50 facts about Sergio Perez:

  1. Sergio Perez was born on January 26, 1990 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  2. He started karting at the age of six.
  3. Perez won his first karting championship in 2001.
  4. He made his Formula One debut in 2011 with the Sauber team.
  5. Perez scored his first podium finish in Malaysia in 2012.
  6. He has scored a total of 11 podium finishes in his Formula One career. (as of 2021)
  7. Perez won his first race in 2020 at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
  8. He is the first Mexican driver to win a Formula One race since Pedro Rodriguez in 1970.
  9. Perez has competed in 213 Grand Prix races as of 2021.
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  1. He has finished on the podium at 5 different circuits in his F1 career. (as of 2021)
  2. Perez is known for his consistency and ability to score points regularly.
  3. He has finished in the top ten of the driver’s championship in 7 of his 10 seasons in F1.
  4. Perez is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian.
  5. He has been nicknamed “Checo” since he was a child.
  6. Perez is a fan of Mexican cuisine and enjoys cooking in his spare time.
  7. He is a supporter of UNICEF and has raised money for their projects.
  8. Perez was the recipient of the Trofeo Bandera Azul in 2012, which is awarded to the best Mexican driver of the year.
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18. He has driven for 5 different teams in his F1 career. (as of 2021)
19. Perez has scored points in every season he has competed in except for his rookie year.
20. He is known for his smooth driving style and ability to conserve tires.
21. Perez has been teammates with Nico Hulkenberg, Kamui Kobayashi, Jenson Button, Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen, and Lance Stroll in F1.
22. He is married to Carola Martinez and they have two children together.
23. Perez’s father, Antonio Perez, was also a racing driver.
24. He has a brother named Antonio Perez Jr. who is also a racing driver.
25. Sergio has a large following in Mexico and is considered one of the country’s most popular sportsmen.
26. He has won the Mexican Grand Prix twice, in 2015 and 2018.
27. Checo has set the fastest lap of the race on 7 different occasions in his F1 career. (as of 2021)
28. He is known for his excellent car control and ability to save a car from a spin or crash.
29. Perez is a big fan of football and supports the Chivas Guadalajara team.
30. He has tested positive for COVID-19 twice in 2020, causing him to miss two races.
31. Perez has been sponsored by Telmex, Claro, and Red Bull during his F1 career.
32. He is the only Mexican driver to win an F1 race and score a pole position.
33. Checo has scored points in every race he has finished in 2020 and 2021.
34. He finished third in the driver’s championship in 2022, his highest finish to date.

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35. Sergio has raced at 27 different circuits in his F1 career.
36. He has finished on the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious races in F1.
37. Checo is known for his calm demeanor and ability to stay focused under pressure.
38. He has competed in other racing series such as GP2, A1 Grand Prix, and NASCAR.
39. Perez has been described as one of the most talented drivers on the grid by fellow drivers and team principals.
40. Perez has a reputation for being a strong race-day performer and has made some impressive comebacks during his career.
41. He was involved in a controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix.
42. Perez is known for his ability to extract the maximum performance from his car and consistently outperform his teammates.

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43. Perez is known for his ability to extract the maximum performance from his car and consistently outperform his teammates.
44. Perez is a big fan of boxing and often trains with Mexican boxers during the off-season.
45. He has a close relationship with former F1 driver and fellow Mexican, Esteban Gutierrez.
46. Sergio is known for his impressive car control on wet tracks and has scored some of his best results in wet races.
47. He has been praised for his work ethic and dedication to his craft.
48. Perez has been named as one of the most marketable drivers in F1, thanks to his popularity in Mexico and Latin America.
49. He is set to race for Red Bull Racing in the 2021 season, alongside Max Verstappen, in what is considered to be the biggest opportunity of his F1 career.
50. Sergio is a big fan of football and often plays the sport with other F1 drivers during the off-season.

Lisette Holm
Lisette Holm
Lisette Holm is a Formula 1 expert who has not missed a single Grand Prix in the last 4 years. She is one of the founders and her job at Formulapedia.com is to educate others who are interested in F1 in order to raise their level of knowledge. Lisette cheers on Mercedes AMG-Petronas.


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