F1 Update: Getting To Know Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen’s New Partner At Red Bull Racing

What a season Sergio Perez had in year 2020. Missing two race due to Coronavirus to getting his maiden F1 win he saw it all in 2020. His destiny took 360 degree turn twice in the same year. Perez who had a contract with Racing Point until 2022, lost his seat to Sebastian Vettel. Even after having no confirm seat till the end of season 2020 he posted a strong performance finishing 4th in Driver’s Championship. And his destiny took a 360 degree turn again as his strong showing in year 2020, forced Red Bull Racing to hire him as replacement of Alex Albon. Now Perez has signed 1 year contract with Red Bull Racing, means he will partner Max Verstappen in upcoming 2021 season.

Sergio Perez Bio & Early Life

Full Name: Sergio Perez Mendoza

Nick Name: Checo

Date of Birth: January 26, 1990

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco

Nationality: Mexican

Parents: Antonio Pérez Garibay and Marilú Mendoza de Pérez

Married To: Carola Martínez

Marriage Date:  1 June 2018

Children: Sergio Pérez Jr & Carlota

Sergio Perez started his racing career early at the tender age of 6 years. He joined Karting in year 1996, and finished up as runner up with claiming 4 races that season.

He participated in several other racing competition

Skip Barber National Championship USA

Formula BMW

A1 Grand Prix

GP2 Series

Before participating in Formula 3 racing

Sergio Perez Formula 1 Career

F1 racing career of Sergio Perez started in year 2011 when he joined Sauber F1 Team

Grand Prix Entered: 193

Podiums: 10

Race Win: 1

Championship Win: None

Highest Race Finish: 1

Best Grid Position: 3

Highest Point Scored: 125 in season 2020

Best Rank In Drivers Standings: 4th

Teams Represented: Sauber, McLaren, Force India & Racing Point

Perez has contract of Red Bull Racing for year 2021

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Sergio Perez With Sauber F1 Team:

Sergio Perez represented Sauber F1 team from 2011 to 2012. During his 2 year stint with Sauber Perez produced 3 podium finishes. 2nd was his best result which he achieved twice in 2012.

Sergio Perez With McLaren F1 Team:

In year 2013 Perez represented McLaren, however, his stint with McLaren was short lived. His performance was not up to the mark, as he was not able to produce a single podium finish. His best race finish came in Indian Grand Prix where he finished 5th.

Sergio Perez With Force India F1 Team:

From 2014 to 2018 Perez remained associated with Force India F1 team. In his stint with Force India, Perez was able to score podium every year expect for 2017. Spanish GP in the year 2017 brought his best performance which is 4th.

Sergio Perez With Racing Point F1 Team:

Perez had a 2 year stint with Racing Point form 2019 to 2020. Year 2019 did not go well for Perez, he could not score a podium and his best race finish was 6th. In year 2020 he delivered a very strong performance with one podium and one race wins and ended the season with 4th Drivers Championship.

Sergio Perez Career Highlights

Sergio Perez is one of the most experienced drivers on F1 grid. He is known for expertise in tyre management. And he seems to be the one who thrives in difficult conditions.

The biggest highlights of the career came in the year in 2020 as he ended a long draught of F1 wins in Sakhir GP. In his 190th start of career Perez scored a brilliant win after falling back to back of the grid in the opening lap.

European GP 2016 we got to see his brilliant tyre management as he scored a podium starting form 7th on the grid on a track with high temperature. He was relegated to the 7th spot due a gear box change in his car. Perez executed a two stop strategy brilliantly and a late move on Raikkonen sealed a podium finish for him.

He did an excellent job at Baku Circuit in 2018 Azerbaijan GP where he scored a podium after getting relegated to back of the grid with 5 second penalty.

Scoring a podium from starting 12th on the grid in Italy in year 2012 was one of his remarkable performance. His performance earned him a contract with McLaren. Perez overtaking the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso was the major highlight of his race performance.

Wet Weather & Challenging Conditions

Famous Monaco Circuit, year 2016, Perez executed a brilliant strategy on rain affected tricky day to win podium on one of the most famous circuits. Starting on the wet tyres he performed an overcut by staying out for long. Then he performed an undercut by switching to dry tyres early and eventually ended on a podium under tricky conditions.

In the same season Perez put on his excellent tyre management skills on display as got himself 2nd spot podium finish in Turkish GP. He achieved this podium under very tricky and wet conditions. Keeping attacking Leclerc and Verstappen at a bay.

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