Sergio Perez
Date of Birth January 19, 1990
Place of Birth Guadalajara, MEX
Nationality MEX
Weight/Height 0 kg / 0 cm
First GP March 27, 2011
Teams Sauber, McLaren
Official Website sergioperezf1.com
Championships 3 (0 Won)
Grand Prix 42 (0 Won)
Podiums 3
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 2
Short BIO  

The young driver was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1990. Sergio Perez started his career with a stint in the Skip Barber Racing School in the US; all this under the sponsorship of the giant telecommunications company, Telmex, which has been on his side since then.

Perez went to Europe in 2005 to compete in German Formula BMW, where he finished in 11th place, to then improve next year by finishing 6th. His progress continued, passing through the British Formula 3 in 2007, from which he became its junior champion, racking up 14 wins in 21 rounds. The following year, at the more competitive "Premier International Class", he finished in 4th place.

Next step was the GP2 Asia Series for the 08-09 seasons where he teamed with Vitaly Petrov. Two wins came, but its final position in the standings would be 7th. The following spring in European GP2 results were mixed, and he ended in 12th. His big break would be in 2010 with the Barwa Addax team, since he captured 5 victories, including one at Monaco where he was able to hold off a faster and eventually champion that year, Pastor Maldonado. Perez finished second in the tournament.

In October it was confirmed that the young Mexican would compete in the Formula 1 with Sauber, which in turn would be sponsored by Telmex. He would be the fifth Mexican driver to race in the category.

Just starting the 2011 season, in his first race, Sergio Perez gave an impressive performance by crossing he chequered flag in 7th place in the Australian GP. However, he was later disqualified for technical issues, which nevertheless did not taint his achievement.