Mexican Formula One driver Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, currently second in the 2023 season standings, expressed on Sunday that he would repeat the risky move that led to his exit from the Mexican Grand Prix, stating that only a win at home is his ultimate dream. Pérez attempted an ambitious maneuver at the race start, resulting in a collision with Charles Leclerc's Ferrari and a premature end to his race, leaving him heartbroken but determined to chase his dream.
Photo: 10/29/2023. Mexico’s Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing suffers an accident today at the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix. EFE/ Isaac Esquivel
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Leer en español: Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez lamenta la caída en el Gran Premio de México
A High-Stakes Strategy Unveiled
Mexican Formula One driver Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, who currently holds the second position in the 2023 Formula One season standings, revealed on Sunday that he would take the same high-risk approach that led to his elimination from the Mexican Grand Prix. He explained that only a victory on home soil is his ultimate aspiration. Pérez attempted a daring move at the beginning of the race, maneuvering to the left of the car of the Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc from Ferrari. Unfortunately, this maneuver resulted in a collision, which caused him to go off the track with significant damage to his car.
"If I'm honest, I would try it again; a podium wouldn't have been enough for me; all I dream of is winning at home," Pérez stated about the incident at the race start.
Expressing deep regret, 'Checo' acknowledged his strong desire to win in Mexico, prompting him to make a risky decision. "The team attempted to resolve the issues, but once I had lost so much time and saw the damage to the car, there was nothing we could do, and we decided to retire," he remarked.
The Championship Standings
Sergio Pérez, a member of the Red Bull Racing team, has accumulated 240 points in the season, securing second place in the drivers' championship standings, trailing behind his Red Bull teammate, the Dutchman Max Verstappen, who leads with 466 points, guaranteeing him the title of world champion.
Pérez maintains a 39-point advantage over the British driver Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes, who could significantly reduce the gap if he has a strong performance in Mexico.