Sergio Perez says he is relishing the chance to achieve a “big result” on home soil when Formula 1 returns to Mexico this weekend.
Perez, who is due to carry out a demonstration run today (Wednesday), is the only Mexican driver on the grid as the sport returns to the country after a year’s absence.
Since Formula 1’s last visit to Mexico in 2019 Perez has claimed his first two career victories and moved from the midfield Racing Point team to front-runner Red Bull Racing.
A Mexican driver has never won on home soil, with Perez’s best result at the event being seventh, which he achieved in 2017 and 2019.
“I’m incredibly excited, I am so much looking forward to it,” said Perez.
“My country has been so supportive of me throughout my career and I always love the chance to race in front of those fans.
“People are always blown away by the support I receive here in Mexico but they have always backed me, since many years ago, when my career was first starting.
“It’s just great to finally have a team and a car that we can dream of a victory in my home country.
“We have a chance to make a big result happen this weekend, so I will prepare as well as I can and we will see what we are able to achieve.”
Perez is also set to run a Mexican-themed helmet design this weekend.
“It is probably my favourite design I have ever worn,” said Perez.
“I wanted to put my colours on it in a bigger and better way than before, because on all of my helmet designs I try to represent my country and Mexican cultures and traditions.”.