- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Guadalajara, Mexico
At last, ‘Checo’ Perez has turned 30. That has to be a relief; it seems like the Mexican has been a Grand Prix driver forever.
Actually, it is since 2011, and 10th place in the Drivers Championship last year showed that he has lost none of the speed that saw him race for McLaren in 2013.
Perez remains one of the most popular characters in the paddock. He works hard to please his fans and the team’s sponsors, and his efforts to promote the Mexican Grand Prix have played a big role in making that event one of the most spectator-friendly events on any motor racing fan’s wish list.
Last year Perez easily saw off teammate Lance Stroll, aided in part by his uncanny skill at making the Pirelli tyres last better than nearly anyone on the grid.
Perez remains the ideal rock around which to build the renewed Racing Point team.