Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez's Driver Bio

Arriving on the F1 stage along with a group of fresh faced rookies for the 2011 season. Sergio instantly turned eyes on him by brilliantly one stopping the first race of the year – whilst all others thought it impossible – to finish in the points.

Seen as a generally strategic and conservative driver Perez struggled to manage the required aggressiveness demanded from McLaren looking to replace the outgoing Lewis Hamilton.

Perez's Career High

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

After a difficult winter having lost his drive at McLaren Perez found himself in the Force India for the Bahrain Grand Prix. With the Mercedes locking out the front row the rest of the grid fought hard for the remaining podium position. Perez managed to fight through the pack including world champions at Ferrari and his own team-mate Nico Hulkenberg to secure third and the final podium slot.

Perez's Defining Race

2012 Malaysian Grand Prix

Perez almost closed in on Ferrari's Fernando Alonso for his first win in very wet conditions.

Perez's Career Low

Qualifying, 2011 Monaco Grand Prix

Sergio was knocked unconscious for a worryingly long amount of time following a crash as he lost control of the car under braking on exiting the tunnel. Sergio then missed the next race at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Winter 2013 / 2014 

Perez was dropped from the McLaren team late offering almost no vacancies at other teams, for weeks Perez was forced to hope for a seat to become available.

Age 27
Fastest Laps 3
F1 Highest Finish 2
F1 Race Starts 132

Perez's Racing Pedigree

2010 Runner Up GP22007 Champion British F3
2016
2016 Season

F1: Sahara Force India F1 Team

2 Podiums

7th
2015
2015 Season

F1: Sahara Force India

1 Podiums

9th
2014
2014 Season

F1: Sahara Force India F1 Team

1 Podiums

The Mercedes powered Force India allowed Perez to push the top teams hard and equally managed to grab a podium in Bahrain after an intense fight with team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

10th
2013
2013 Season

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

A difficult season for Perez, starting off more passive than was required his driving style came under scrutiny when he often became overly aggressive during overtakes. After finishing the season behind the tactical but ultimately slower F1 veteran Jenson Button, Perez was replaced by McLaren junior Magnussen

11th
2012
2012 Season

Sauber

With an impressive 2nd place in the wet in the Malaysian GP followed by a further two podiums at Canada and Monza Sergio impressed the right people to be offered a drive with McLaren Mercedes for 2013. After the announcement Sergio's season came under scrutiny as his race results didn't reflect the position he was being offered for next season.

2011
2011 Season

Sauber

Starts well with an impressive 1 stop to the points in Australia. A mixed season follows.

2010
2010 Season

GP2 Series

2nd
2009
2009 Season

GP2 Series

12th
2009
2009 Season

GP2 Asia Series

15th
2008
2008 Season

British Formula 3

4th
2008
2008 Season

GP2 Asia Series

7th
2007
2007 Season

British Formula 3 National Class

1st