Sergio Perez
Country Mexico
Date of Birth 1990-01-26
Age 27 years
Birth Place Guadalajara,Mexico
Major Teams Force India
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

Sauber’s faith in the Mexican would prove to be well placed as Perez made good use of the impressive C31 to score three podiums in 2012. He finished second to Fernando Alonso in a rainy Malaysian Grand Prix (though on another day he might have won), third in similarly slippery conditions in Canada, and second in Italy. Those results were enough to seal Perez a coveted drive at McLaren for 2013 - good timing as his form dipped dramatically over the latter part of the season and he failed to score any points after inking his new deal and ended up tenth in the final standings.

Unfortunately for Perez, it was McLaren's form that dipped in 2013, with the team failing to score a podium for the first time since 1980. His own best result was a fifth place in India, but with the Woking squad unconvinced by his form relative to benchmark team mate Jenson Button, Perez was dropped at the end of the year and moved instead to Force India for 2014.

The switch quickly bore fruit as he finished third in Bahrain for only the second podium in Force India’s history, and though he was out-classed by team mate Nico Hulkenberg over the course of the season, his performances were strong and consistent enough to ensure he was retained for 2015.