Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez

1990-01-26 (age 31)


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Perez: IndyCar ace O'Ward can race the world's very best drivers

Sergio Perez believes compatriot Pato O’Ward has the ability “to race against the very best drivers in the world” after his impressive start to the new IndyCar season.

Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette

Sergio Perez is eager for Formula 1 drivers to discuss the existing ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in qualifying, saying that not everyone is respecting the rule about overtaking on warm-up laps.

Horner: Perez "ahead of expectation", but no rush for new deal

Red Bull says that Sergio Perez is doing better than the Formula 1 team expected him to do, but it is in no rush to sort out a fresh contract with him.

Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture Plus

Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture

Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON

Perez impressed by Albon’s openness since taking his Red Bull seat

Sergio Perez says he has been impressed by Alexander Albon’s openness and support since replacing him at Red Bull, praising his role in the team’s recent Formula 1 success.

Perez: No reason Baku F1 form can’t carry over to other tracks

Sergio Perez says there is no reason his form throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend cannot carry over to other tracks after his breakthrough victory for Red Bull.

Perez came close to retiring car before late Baku victory

Sergio Perez came close to retiring his car from Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix before snatching a late victory after Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen's tyre failure.

Perez "very pissed off" to miss out on Baku F1 front row start

Sergio Perez felt “very pissed off” not to qualify on the front row of the Formula 1 grid in Baku on Saturday after a mistake in Q3 left him seventh.

Perez "finally understands" Red Bull F1 car after best Friday of season

Sergio Perez believes he “finally understands” the Red Bull RB16B car after topping second practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, calling it his “best Friday” of the Formula 1 season.

Red Bull won’t open contract talks with Perez before summer break

Red Bull will not begin talks with Sergio Perez over a new contract with the team until Formula 1’s summer break at the earliest, according to Helmut Marko.

Why Red Bull needs Perez to overcome his F1 qualifying inconsistency

In Monaco, Sergio Perez enjoyed perhaps his best drive to date since he joined the Red Bull Formula 1 team, climbing from ninth on the grid to fourth at the flag.

Perez's bodyguard shot during car robbery attempt in Mexico

One of Sergio Perez’s security guards is in a “good condition” after being shot during a car robbery attempt involving the Formula 1 driver’s family on Saturday.

Perez: Pressure to perform "coming from myself" and not Red Bull

Sergio Perez says the biggest pressure to perform is coming from himself rather than his Red Bull Formula 1 bosses.

Perez enjoying Marko’s brutal honesty at Red Bull: “I respect him a lot”

Sergio Perez is enjoying Helmut Marko’s brutally honest approach since joining Red Bull, saying he holds a lot of respect for the Formula 1 team’s advisor.

Perez: Reduced F1 track time hindering progress adapting to Red Bull

Sergio Perez feels it is taking him “a bit too long to get up to speed” on Formula 1 race weekends due to the reduced track time this year.

Red Bull "desperately needs" Perez in F1 fight with Mercedes

Red Bull says it "desperately" needs Sergio Perez to be mixing it at the front of the Formula 1 field if it's not to keep losing strategic advantage to Mercedes.

Shoulder issue hampered Perez in Barcelona F1 qualifying

Sergio Perez says an issue with his left shoulder contributed to his struggles in Formula 1 qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix as he felt “bad all the way through”.

Perez following Verstappen’s Red Bull F1 car set-up to avoid getting "lost"

Sergio Perez has revealed that he is following Max Verstappen’s set-up direction to avoid getting "lost", as he gets to grips with his Red Bull Formula 1 car.

Red Bull: Perez not used to disturb Hamilton in Portuguese GP

Red Bull insists its decision to extend Sergio Perez's tyre stint in Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix was not because it wanted him to disturb race leader Lewis Hamilton.

Perez: Lack of confidence "a big killer" at Portimao

Sergio Perez felt disappointed after qualifying fourth for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday, saying a lack of confidence due to the track conditions was “a big killer”.

Perez "very sorry" to Red Bull after Imola F1 woes

Sergio Perez has apologised to the Red Bull Formula 1 team for his troubled run at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that left him out of the points.

Perez: I'm miles away with Red Bull F1 car despite Imola front-row start

Sergio Perez was surprised to qualify second for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he still feels “miles away” from gelling “naturally” with Red Bull’s car concept. 

Perez: Last-corner mistake cost me pole in Imola qualifying

Sergio Perez was left ruing a final-corner mistake during Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he “should have been on pole”.

Perez and Ocon avoid penalties after F1 clash in Imola FP1

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon have escaped punishment after a collision which brought out a red flag in first practice at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Perez: Red Bull must keep taking F1 qualifying strategy risks

Sergio Perez feels Red Bull must continue making bold Formula 1 strategy calls despite heading the pack at the start of 2021 and the circumstances of his Bahrain Q2 elimination.

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Perez having to adjust driving style to suit Red Bull F1 car

Sergio Perez admits that he is having to adjust his driving style as he continues to get used to his Red Bull Formula 1 car.

How Perez salvaged his Red Bull F1 debut in Bahrain

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has explained how he salvaged his debut with the team by restarting his engine on the formation lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Perez "has to be patient" with himself after Bahrain Q3 miss

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is unconcerned by missing Q3 in Bahrain GP qualifying because he has to be "patient" with himself at his new team.

Perez lacking single-lap pace with Red Bull F1 car

Sergio Perez says he's lacking single-lap pace with his Red Bull at the moment, after ending the opening day of practice in Bahrain more than half a second adrift of team-mate Max Verstappen.

Perez impressed by Red Bull F1 team's "flat out" attitude

Sergio Perez says Red Bull’s "flat out" attitude in taking everything to the limit has been a stand out feature for him since joining the Formula 1 team.

Why F1's new driver-team combos each have a point to prove Plus

Why F1's new driver-team combos each have a point to prove

When the pandemic pushed Formula 1 into hiatus a year ago, the driver-market cogs carried on turning behind the scenes, culminating in three drivers spending a whole season racing for teams they knew they’d be leaving and a double world champion readying himself for a dramatic comeback. STUART CODLING weighs up what's at stake

Perez recalls being ‘kicked out’ of Red Bull junior test

Sergio Perez has recalled being "kicked out" of a Red Bull junior test around 15 years before signing for its Formula 1 team for the 2021 season.

Perez needs five F1 races to get fully up to speed with Red Bull

Sergio Perez believes he will need five races to get fully up to speed with Red Bull in Formula 1 this year, saying he must “be patient”.

Perez and Sainz accept Bahrain offer for COVID-19 vaccine

Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz Jr are the first Formula 1 drivers to confirm they have accepted Bahrain's offer to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Perez: Red Bull chance will "open many doors" in F1

Sergio Perez believes his chance at Red Bull this season will help "open many doors" for him in Formula 1 in the future

Verstappen and Perez unsure F1 needs "risky" sprint races

Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are unsure Formula 1 needs to introduce "risky" sprint races to its weekend format ahead of a potential trial in 2021

Perez understands struggles to adapt to Red Bull F1 car concept

Sergio Perez says he can understand why drivers have struggled to adjust to Red Bull's Formula 1 car concept, finding it "quite different" to what he has previously driven

Perez: F1 experience a big weapon in Red Bull fight against Verstappen

Sergio Perez thinks his vast experience in Formula 1 will be a key asset for him at Red Bull as he bids to take the fight to Max Verstappen

Perez: Red Bull's 2021 F1 challenger has "good potential"

Sergio Perez feels that Red Bull's new RB16B Formula 1 car has "good potential" after saying its improved grip was noticeable at a filming day on Wednesday

Perez: "Dream come true" with Red Bull debut in Silverstone F1 test

Sergio Perez called it "a dream come true" to drive a Red Bull Formula 1 car for the first time after completing his first outing for the team at Silverstone

Horner: Red Bull expects Perez to replicate Verstappen/Ricciardo challenge to Mercedes

Christian Horner expects Red Bull's new Formula 1 line-up of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen to replicate the challenge it gave Mercedes during the years that Daniel Ricciardo partnered Verstappen

Red Bull now "much stronger opponent" in F1 with Perez - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff expects Red Bull to be a "much stronger opponent" in 2021 after signing Sergio Perez to partner Max Verstappen

Red Bull F1 driver Perez felt like 'stupidest guy on earth' when he got COVID

Red Bull's Sergio Perez said he felt like 'the stupidest guy on earth' last year when he became the first Formula 1 driver to catch COVID-19

Perez already working on "some good ideas" to help Red Bull ahead of F1 2021

Sergio Perez says he is already working with Red Bull on a number of ideas that he thinks can help the Formula 1 team make a step forward in 2021

Red Bull explains team bosses photo with Perez at Abu Dhabi GP

Red Bull has explained the background to a photo of Sergio Perez with team chiefs in Abu Dhabi, taken prior to him being announced as its 2021 Formula 1 driver

Perez's knowledge of Mercedes F1 engine a factor in Red Bull signing

Red Bull says Sergio Perez's vast experience of the Mercedes Formula 1 engine was an important factor in it electing to sign the Mexican for next year

Hamilton: "Deserved" Perez move will make Red Bull F1 challenge stronger

Lewis Hamilton says Sergio Perez "truly deserved" a move to Red Bull, and relishes the challenge of fighting both he and Max Verstappen in Formula 1 next year

Verstappen hopes Perez can make it easier to fight Mercedes in F1

Max Verstappen hopes Red Bull will be able to fight Mercedes more upon Sergio Perez's arrival at the Formula 1 team, saying it has been "difficult" to do so alone

Perez's F1 form made it "impossible" for Red Bull not to take him

Red Bull says that Sergio Perez's impressive performances in Formula 1 this season made it "impossible" to turn down the chance to sign him

Perez replaces Albon at Red Bull for 2021 F1 season

Red Bull Racing has announced the signing of Sergio Perez for the 2021 Formula 1 season, replacing Alexander Albon

Perez poised to replace Albon at Red Bull for 2021 F1 season

Sergio Perez looks poised to secure a seat with Red Bull for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with an announcement set to be made on Friday

Horner: Perez's F1 Sakhir GP victory "a great advert for himself"

Christian Horner feels Sergio Perez has been "a great advert for himself" after his shock Formula 1 victory, but says it won't hasten any decision from Red Bull

Perez to take grid penalty for Abu Dhabi GP after power unit change

Sergio Perez will take a grid penalty for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after Racing Point elected to change his Mercedes power unit for the Formula 1 season finale

The warning bells from Russell and Perez's Sakhir brilliance Plus

The warning bells from Russell and Perez's Sakhir brilliance

Star Sakhir showings for Sergio Perez and George Russell showed how deep the talent pool in F1 is. But it also highlighted a problem, in the fact Perez is without a 2021 seat and Russell will return to the back of the pack with Williams

Perez: Red Bull's Marko sent me congratulations after Sakhir F1 win

Sergio Perez says Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko was among the Formula 1 bosses who sent him a congratulatory message after his Sakhir Grand Prix victory last weekend

Ricciardo: Perez's F1 rivals shouldn't have allowed him to win in Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo says Racing Point's Formula 1 rivals should never have allowed Sergio Perez the freedom to win the Sakhir Grand Prix, after he was last on the opening lap

The unseen mistake that nearly cost Perez victory in Russell's race Plus

The unseen mistake that nearly cost Perez victory in Russell's race

As a calamitous pitstop and a slow puncture denied George Russell victory on his Mercedes debut, Sergio Perez charged from last to end a 50-year wait for a Mexican winner - but it could all have been so different in Sakhir

Autosport Podcast: Perez wins dramatic F1 Sakhir GP as Russell is denied

In another incredible Formula 1 race, Sergio Perez claimed his maiden grand prix victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix after George Russell was denied by a pitstop blunder and puncture

Perez: My fate shows that F1 doesn't have the best drivers

Sergio Perez says the risk of him being left without a seat in 2021 shows that Formula 1 does not necessarily have the "best drivers" in the world