Mexican F1 Star Checo Pérez Makes Splash on TikTok Ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver Sergio Pérez takes to TikTok, offering fans an exclusive look at the Las Vegas Grand Prix's dazzling atmosphere and scenery.

Mexican Formula 1 sensation Sergio “Checo” Pérez recently dove into the world of TikTok, giving fans an inside look at the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend. With his first video garnering over 3.7 million views, the Red Bull driver made a huge splash on the popular short-form video app.

In the exclusive footage, Pérez offers followers a glimpse of the electric atmosphere surrounding the inaugural Vegas race. Images of the lavish casinos along the iconic Strip, his special edition helmet, and breathtaking views of the circuit in the “City That Never Sleeps” captivated TikTok users. The post generated a remarkable response, with over 1,800 comments and 280,000 likes at the time we were writing this news piece.

The strategic move comes just before the landmark Las Vegas Grand Prix, where Pérez aims to solidify his second place in the driver’s championship behind his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. With only 32 points separating him from seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, the Mexican driver has his sights set on a stellar performance under the neon lights of Las Vegas.

Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen (l) and Sergio Perez celebrate the podium after the Las Vegas Grand Prix. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT
Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen (l) and Sergio Perez celebrate the podium after the Las Vegas Grand Prix. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Pérez is no stranger to social media, but his arrival on TikTok signals a new chapter for the veteran racer. He follows a selective group on the platform: the Checo Pérez Foundation, Formula 1, and his Red Bull Racing team. Other F1 drivers like Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc have also embraced TikTok, but Pérez is among the first superstars to lean into the hype surrounding the Vegas race.

The 32-year-old brings a wealth of experience to Red Bull Racing, which he joined in 2021 after stints with Sauber, McLaren, Force India, and Racing Point. Known for his consistency and tire management, Pérez achieved his breakthrough first F1 victory at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Since partnering with Max Verstappen, he has reached the podium 33 times and claimed five race wins.

With his recent success, Checo Pérez has emerged as a fan favorite and Mexican icon. His TikTok debut gives followers behind-the-scenes access to life in the fast lane. All eyes will be on Perez as he competes in the much-anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix and continues his championship battle down the final stretch of the 2023 season.