Sergio Perez backs anti-Trump policies #BridgesNotWalls campaign

Force India Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has thrown his backing behind a Mexican Grand Prix initiative supporting the #BridgesNotWalls campaign prompted by American president Donald Trump's foreign policies

Sergio Perez backs anti-Trump policies #BridgesNotWalls campaign

The social media hashtag #BridgesNotWalls has taken off amid the fallout over president Trump's plans to build a wall between America and Mexico.

Perez is fully behind the Mexico City F1 track's decision to display the slogan, taking part in a photoshoot at the circuit to show his approval.

"World class international events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Mexico provide an excellent opportunity to showcase to the world what the Mexican people are capable of achieving when we work together," said Perez.

"Through this unique global platform, Mexico has been shown as a warm and welcoming destination.

"The 2015 and 2016 races were award winning, 2017 promises to be even more memorable."

Perez has not been afraid to show how committed he is to Mexico in light of Trump becoming US president, having ditched a sunglasses sponsor last year after it joked about the construction of the wall on Twitter.

Perez responded at the time: "Really bad comment. Today I am breaking my relationship with @HawkersMX.

"I will never let anyone make fun of my country."

Since its return to the F1 calendar in 2015, Mexico has already become one of the most popular events on the schedule.

Its organisers have earned the 'best promoters' trophy from Bernie Ecclestone for the last two years.

As well as the #BridgesNotWalls hashtag taking off on social media, the slogan has been seen on banners around the world in recent weeks amid protests over the new American administration's policies - including attempts to impose a travel ban on seven countries and the Mexican wall.

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