The Red Bull driver, Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez surprised in the last moments of qualifying Saudi Arabian Grand Prix of Formula 1 this Saturday, by beating Ferrari and obtaining the first ‘pole position‘ of his career.
The man from Jalisco dominated the Jeddah circuit with 1:28.200 in qualifying of Formula 1, followed by Ferrari’s Monegasque Charles Leclerc with 1:28.225, while Spanish Carlos Sainz finished third with 1:28.402.
The Mexican finished practice at the Saudi Arabian GP in seventh, however, in practice this Saturday he showed that the Red Bull team will seek to recover the points lost in the last race.
Checo Pérez at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix race will take place this Sunday, March 27, at the Jeddah street circuit. For this second race of the 2022 Formula 1 season, Pérez will start from the first place on the grid.
Sergio’s achievement in the jeddah track He made history for the country, as he became the first Mexican driver to achieve Pole Position, a fact that will undoubtedly mark the career of the 32-year-old from Guadalajara.
“It took me a couple of runs! But what a lap, man, it was incredible!” Pérez declared after the race was over before the media.
The grid for the big race at the Jeddah circuit, where the drivers will have to complete 50 laps. It will be as follows:
- Red Bull’s Sergio Perez
- Charles Leclerc of Ferrari
- Carlos Sainz of Ferrari
- Red Bull’s Max Verstappen
- Esteban Ocon of Alpine
What career did Checo Pérez study?
The pilot Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez began his career in single-seaters in 2004. Three years later he was British Formula 3 champion. He debuted in the GP2 Series in 2009 and the following year he was runner-up. From a very young age, the Mexican has dedicated himself to his career as a motorist that have led him to win two victories in the highest category of the F1 as well as 15 podiums.
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