Full Name: Sergio Perez Mendoza
Age: 31 (26th January, 1990)
Place of birth: Guadalajara, Mexico
Current team: Red Bull Racing-Honda
Salary as driver: $3.42M (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: ~$1M (according to Essentially Sports)
First F1 appearance: Australian Grand Prix in March 2011 with Sauber (team-mate: Kamui Kobayashi)
First F1 race win: Sakhir Grand Prix in November 2020 with Racing Point Formula One
First F1 World Championship win: N/A
Telmex: Sergio Perez has been associated with Mexican telecommunications company Telmex for quite some time now, with his association also helping Racing Point onboard them as a sponsor. With his move to Red Bull confirmed in December last year, it will be interesting to see how Telmex reacts to this move.
Telcel: Telcel is another Mexican telecommunications company sponsoring Sergio Perez. They have been instrumental in helping Perez stay and excel in Formula One and have been associated with him for over 5 years. They are ready to jump ship from Racing Point F1 team and follow Sergio Perez to Red Bull Racing.
Claro: A Brazilian company, Claro is a part of America Movil, a Mexican telecommunications group. Claro serves a whole host of South American countries and have been associated with Sergio Perez for a long time, along with Telmex and Telcel, who are also a part of America Movil.
Hawkers: Sergio Perez was sponsored by sunglasses makers Hawkers till 2016. Controversially, when the company supported USA President Donald Trump’s plans of a Mexican wall, Sergio Perez dumped them quickly.
Interproteccion: one of the largest insurance broker across Mexico and Latin America, Interproteccion sponsor Sergio Perez. They have followed Perez from Racing Point to Red Bull Racing, having sponsored the Mexican for over 10 years.
Other ventures and activism:
- In 2012, Sergio Perez and his family founded the Checo Perez foundation. Named after his affectionate nickname, the charity aims to support orphans and children with cancer.