Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez won the F1 after 10 years

The Mexican driver scored his first victory in his entire Formula 1 career this Sunday.

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Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez won the F1 after 10 years
Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez won the F1 after 10 years

The Mexican pilot Sergio ‘Checo’ PérezIn his penultimate race with the Racing Point team and without a team for the next season, he reached on Sunday the first victory of his career in Formula 1 in an extraordinary Sakhir Grand Prix.

Checo is the first Mexican to top the podium 50 years after Pedro Rodríguez in 1970.

“I’m speechless. I hope I don’t dream. It took me ten years. I don’t know what to say. After the first lap the race was over, but the point was not to give up. I think we’ll win today in the Thing. “, express Sergio Perez.

Frenchman Esteban Ocon finished second with Renault and Canadian Lance Stroll came third with Racing Point when champions Mercedes ruined their careers with a failed pit stop.

Checo Pérez, with his future in the “Gran Circo” in the air, he also took revenge for his bad drink in Bahrain last week when he saw the podium slip on the final lap.

This time the luck smiled at him in a family doctor who had everything, although he also had to perform his miracle.

The absence of the champion Lewis HamiltonDue to the coronavirus, a new scenario was opened that did not disappoint with an unusual podium. A driver without a car for next year like Pérez, who was last in the second roundHe won the penultimate round of a world championship ending next week in Abu Dhabi.

The Mexican was hit by a rough exit. Valtteri Bottas, who was awarded for not getting his Mercedes to run, slowly came out creating a stopper that caused concern from behind. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) braked and took “Checo” while Max Verstappen (Red Bull) hit the wall.

Image: Reuters on High Level

Victory with an uncertain future

On November 30th, Checo Pérez said so His short-term future is still unclear after he will end his relationship with Racing Point at the end of the season. And so far he’s been considering three options: getting hired by the Red Bull team; Take a year off or become a reserve pilot.

On September 9, the Mexican Racing Point driver Sergio Pérez announced that he would be leaving the Formula 1 team at the end of the current season. “”After seven years together, my cycle with the team ends at the end of the season (…) Personally, it hurts because I bet a lot for the team in very difficult moments, they managed to advance, ”said Pérez on his Twitter account.

Image: Reuters on High Level

With information from Reuters and Europa Press.

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