How early struggles and Red Bull rejection equipped Perez for F1’s top team
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How early struggles and Red Bull rejection equipped Perez for F1’s top team

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The 2022 Mexican Grand Prix will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Formula 1’s first visit to the country in 1962, when local hero Ricardo Rodriguez was killed in a non-championship event at the circuit known today as the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. No Mexican driver since has had the potential to win their home grand prix, but Sergio Perez aims to change that - as OLEG KARPOV discovers.

Sergio Perez picks up a pen and begins circling cities on a map of Mexico GP Racing has brought to the interview. “We went here, we went here,” he mutters, quickly filling the country with circles.

When he was little, Perez travelled all across Mexico from one kart track to another, together with his father and older brother – also a racing driver, who found success in the Mexican NASCAR series.

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