Sergio Pérez is a Mexican Formula One racing driver currently racing for the Red Bull Racing team. He is the first Mexican driver since Héctor Rebaque in 1981 to compete in Formula One and is the only Mexican driver to have scored a podium finish in the sport. Pérez started his career in karting and moved up the ranks to Formula BMW and GP2 before making the jump to Formula One in 2011 with Sauber. In 2012, he moved to McLaren, where he scored two podium finishes, before joining Force India in 2014. He won his first Formula One race in the 2021 Sakhir Grand Prix while racing for Red Bull Racing. He currently has three career wins, ten podiums, and four pole positions in Formula One.
Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner praised the hard work of Max Verstappen, Sergio Pérez and the team back at the factory after a record-breaking first half of the season.
Sitting with the assembled journalists at a high table in Red Bull’s hospitality unit at Zandvoort last Thursday, Sergio Pérez seemed lighter than usual. Formula One’s summer break does the whole paddock a world of good. For the drivers, it’s the chance to put aside the competitive stresses that come with their territory for a couple of weeks. They can spend less time on planes and more time with their families, friends and loved ones. The break was important for Pérez. He’d been through a tricky first half of the season. Four races in, Pérez had been tied with Verstappen for wins...
Sergio Pérez said Thursday he received a personal apology from Red Bull boss Helmut Marko over comments Marko made suggesting his heritage was to blame for inconsistent results on the track. In comments last week on ServusTV, an Austrian broadcaster that is part of the Red Bull group, Marko described Pérez as “South American” and indicated that could explain a lack of focus or inconsistency. Marko issued a public apology Friday via ServusTV for what he called his “offensive remark” and said he had been wrong to link Pérez's results to his cultural heritage.