Sergio Pérez

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Sergio Pérez
Sergio Perez 2011 Malaysia.jpg
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Date of birth January 26, 1990 (1990-01-26) (age 24)
Formula One World Championship career
Races 32 (30 started)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 3
Career points 79
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 2011 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2012 Italian Grand Prix
2012 position

Sergio Pérez (born January 26, 1990[1] in Guadalajara, Jalisco[2]), also known as "Checo" Pérez, is a Mexican racing driver. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Pérez will race for Sauber in the 2011 Formula One season.[3]

Career[change | edit source]

Pérez competed in the United States-based Skip Barber National Championship in 2004. Pérez moved to Europe for 2005 to compete in the German Formula BMW ADAC series for two years. Pérez took part one round of the 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix season.

Pérez moved to the British Formula Three Championship for 2007. He won the championship in the National Class. For the 2008 season, he compeated in the International Class and finished fourth in the drivers' standings.

GP2 Series[change | edit source]

Pérez drove for the Campos Grand Prix team in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season, partnering Russian driver Vitaly Petrov. He is the first Mexican driver to compete at this level of motorsport since Giovanni Aloi took part in International Formula 3000 in 1990. He won his first GP2 Asia Series race at Sakhir, having started from the pole position. He added a second win at Losail, during the sprint race of the night meeting in Qatar.

He moved to Arden International for the main 2009 GP2 Series season, driving alongside Edoardo Mortara. Pérez finished twelfth in the standings. His best finish was a second at Valencia. In the off-season, he raced in two rounds of the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season for Barwa Addax. He also raced in the 2010 GP2 season with Barwa Addax.[4] He has won four races, and lies second in the standings with two races to go.

Formula One[change | edit source]

On October 4, 2010, Sauber announced that Pérez will race for the team next season. He will partner with current driver Kamui Kobayashi and replace Nick Heidfeld. Sauber also announced a partnership with the Mexican telecom company Telmex.[3]

During qualifying for the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, Pérez had a bad crash. He received a concussion and spent the night in the hospital. Before the Canadian Grand Prix, he was medically checked and found to be okay. He was allowed to enter the Canadian GP. After Friday morning's practice, Pérez said he felt sick. It was decided that he would not drive the race car anymore that weekend. The team announced that Pedro de la Rosa would replace Pérez for the remainder of the weekend.[5]

On September 28th 2012, Lewis Hamilton's decision to leave McLaren for Mercedes in 2013 was announced, and Pérez was subsequently confirmed as Hamilton's replacement, a massive step-up in his career.[6] [7]

Racing record[change | edit source]

Career summary[change | edit source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Skip Barber National Championship Telmex Racing 14 0 0  ?  ? 77 11th
2005 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 19 0 0  ?  ? 37 14th
2006 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 18 0 0  ?  ? 112 6th
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Mexico 2 0 0  ?  ? 35† 10th†
2007 British Formula Three – National Class T-Sport 21 14 14  ?  ? 376 1st
2008 British Formula Three T-Sport 22 4 0  ?  ? 195 4th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Campos Grand Prix 11 2 0 1 3 26 7th
2009 GP2 Series Arden International 20 0 0 1 2 22 12th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Barwa Addax Team 4 0 0 0 0 5 15th
2010 GP2 Series Barwa Addax Team 20 5 1 5 7 71 2nd
2011 Formula One Sauber F1 Team 11 (9 started) 0 0 0 0 8* 15th*

* Season in progress.
Team standings.

Complete GP2 Series results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 Arden International ESP
FEA

14
ESP
SPR

17
MON
FEA

12
MON
SPR

9
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

6
GER
FEA

8
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

16
VAL
FEA

3
VAL
SPR

2
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

4
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

11
12th 22
2010 Barwa Addax Team ESP
FEA

4
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

6
TUR
FEA

DSQ
TUR
SPR

7
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

5
GBR
SPR

1
GER
FEA

2
GER
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

7
BEL
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

13
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
2nd 60

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Campos Grand Prix CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

7
DUB
FEA

6
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

8
BHR1
SPR

1
QAT
FEA

2
QAT
SPR

1
MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

6
BHR2
FEA

12
BHR2
SPR

9
7th 26
2009–10 Barwa Addax Team ABU1
FEA

ABU1
SPR

ABU2
FEA

12
ABU2
SPR

4
BHR1
FEA

7
BHR1
SPR

17
BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

15th 5

Complete Formula One results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2011 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C30 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
DSQ
MAL
Ret
CHN
17
TUR
14
ESP
9
MON
DNS
CAN
PO
EUR
11
GBR
7
GER
11
HUN
15
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
SIN
10
JPN
8
KOR
16
IND
10
ABU
11
BRA
13
16th 14
2012 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C31 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
8
MAL
2
CHN
11
BHR
11
ESP
Ret
MON
11
CAN
3
EUR
9
GBR
Ret
GER
6
HUN
14
BEL
Ret
ITA
2
SIN
10
JPN
KOR
IND
ABU
USA
BRA
9th* 66*

* Season in progress.

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