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Victories ‘a la Checo Pérez’: These are the 3 races he has won in F1

“It’s a dream come true”, commented the Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez leaving the Monaco Grand Prix track, where he took first place, ahead of Carlos Sainz and his teammate Max Verstappen. This is his third podium of the season.

“As a driver you always dream of winning here. After the home Grand Prix, there is no more special weekend”, added the Red Bull driver from Guadalajara.

Throughout his 11-year career in Formula One, the 32-year-old Mexican has obtained 19 podiums, these are his three victories this season.

Australian GP

In the Albert Park Circuit in AustraliaPérez climbed to the podium after a difficult start in the first two races of the Formula One World Championshipbecause in Bahrain he abandoned in the last laps due to technical problems, and in Saudi Arabia he was fourth after having signed the first pole position in the history of Mexico.

In the Australian GP, ​​the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, from Ferrari, triumphed with first place, while the Mexican got on the podium in the second position with George Russel, from Mercedes, in third.

Spanish GP

The Red Bull team made it 1-2 at the Spanish Grand Prix with the Dutchman Max Verstappen in first position, and Pérez in second while the Mexican Perez came in second position. The last step of the podium went to George Russell, from Mercedes.

‘Checo’ had to settle for second place after starring in a tense moment with his team, because on lap 49 he received an indication from Red Bull to let Max Verstappen pass, the Dutchman told him: “Thank you, mate”; The Mexican replied: “That’s so unfair, but that’s okay”.

Monaco GP

The man from Guadalajara started third in a complicated race that was delayed for more than an hour due to rain.

Pérez took first place with Red Bull’s strategy, the team better evaluated the track and weather conditions to overtake both Ferrari drivers, the key move was to call Sergio Pérez to the ‘pits’ to mount intermediate tires on his single-seater before his rivals did. He endured the last minutes with degraded tires.

“I am left with having done it and how we have done it. We got a little complicated at the end but with the graining he had it was about not making mistakes and keeping Carlos at bay, which is not easy”, he declared.

Czech Perez in Monaco

In 2011 Pérez suffered an accident during the Monaco Grand Prix, he lost control of his car at the exit of the tunnel during qualifying, his car was seriously damaged and he was taken to the Hospital Princesa Gracia where he was evaluated, he suffered a slight concussion during some moments of the crash and was out of the competition.

In 2016, the Mexican returned to Monaco and took a third place on the podium behind Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo, after starting in seventh place.

This year in qualifying for the Monaco GP, he was the protagonist of a crash involving Carlos Sainz, but finished in third after the Ferrari representatives; his partner Max Verstappen was fourthalthough due to the incident near the end they could not finish the time.

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