Checo Pérez prepares for the Mexican GP Photo: Reuters
In a matter of hours, the 2023 Mexican Grand Prix will begin, in which Sergio Pérez will take to the track with the aim of taking a victory. Due to the importance of the race, Red Bull Racing recognized the value that this competition has for Checo Pérez and his entire family, because in addition to racing in his country, the fans have made him the main protagonist of the event.
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As part of the activities prior to the start of the great race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the Austrian team dedicated an emotional video to the driver from Guadalajara, under the name “Why Everyone At Oracle Red Bull Racing Loves Checo Perez” Red Bull Racing love Checo Pérez)
The theme of the video consisted of portraying the appreciation and affection that the entire team has for Checo Pérez and how relevant the Mexican Grand Prix has become for the Toro Rojo team. In the recording, the first fragment begins with a question to different members of the team “what is the word to describe Czech?”
The public has shown their affection and fanaticism to Checo Pérez prior to the start of the Mexican GP (REUTERS/Raquel Cunha)
Engineers, part of the team and everyone at Red Bull began to describe him with words like “resistant, humble, determined, he pushes, he is a fighter, I simply call him charming.”
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The recording recalled Checo’s origins in professional motorsports and how he began his career in go-karts in Guadalajara. The images took the viewer back to Sergio’s childhood, because at the age of six he knew that this would be his profession.
One of the people who appear in the video and who were a fundamental part of Checo’s training is Antonio Pérez Garibay, his father. The Mexican politician appears in the recording and recalled how his son decided on that path and how from the age of 12 he separated from the family to reach the highest category of motorsports.
The team recognized Checo’s greatness before racing the Mexican Grand Prix Credit: YT/Oracle Red Bull Racing
Another of the characters who participated in the emotional video was Max Verstappen, who despite being pointed out by the Mexican public as the “villain” of what Checo is going through, within the team the duo has been effective. Max described the Mexican as someone “very funny.” Christian Horner, CEO of Red Bull, also praised the Mexican.
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One of the moments that the recording dedicated to Checo compiled was when he won the podium with Racing Point at the Sakhir Grand Prix in 2020 because after that season the destiny of the man from Guadalajara changed and he later arrived at Red Bull Racing
Red Bull reminded Sergio of the entire path he has traveled from his beginnings in Formula 1 to this moment, as they praised his perseverance in moving forward despite facing different adversities. The team did not forget the most memorable moments they have had together.
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And the main narrative of the video they dedicated to Sergio was because he has become a “hero” within Formula 1 and among the fans, especially when they compete in Mexico.
Already on the eve of the Mexican Grand Prix activities starting on the Foro Sol track, the two drivers of the team had a “Mexican party” at the Padock facilities as they broke a piñata and had Mexican food. La Checomanía could not miss this event, so hundreds of fans gathered at the Autodromo for the opportunity to get an autograph or a signature from the Mexican driver.
It is worth remembering that the CDMX Grand Prix activities begin on Friday with free practice at 12:30 p.m., but the big race will be on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.