Red Bull’s Sergio Perez will start the race from fourth spot behind Max Verstappen, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton
Sergio Perez‘s father Antonio Perez believes that his son will win the Mexican GP in front of home fans on Sunday night. Perez had a decent qualifying round but he will start the race in fourth place and will face an uphill task to topple all three in front of him. However, senior Perez is confident his son has what it takes to win on home turf. “Ready for the win tomorrow?” – Antonio said confidently after the qualifying round on Saturday.
Sergio Perez is coming to the Mexican in third place in the overall drivers’ championship. The Mexican driver has already won two races this season – Monaco GP and Singapore GP and would look to seal another win on home turf at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He is certainly the favorite to do so but will face a tough challenge from teammate Max Verstappen and the likes of Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz, and Russell.
Fans react to Sergio Perez’s father’s bold prediction ahead of race day
Let us take a look at some reactions from fans to Antonio Perez’s prediction ahead of Sunday’s race.
“No matter what team you support you can’t not like this man”, wrote a fan.
“Would be lovely to see Perez win a world championship”, wrote another fan.
“Cannot begin to imagine how Papa Perez will react if his boy wins on Sunday”, read another tweet.
“3.5/10ths behind Max on qualifying. Checo has his work cut out but if he’s close at the end, I could see him in 1st. Would be nice for Checo and the country as well”, a fan summed it up beautifully.
“In Mexico we all hate this guy, he’s a corrupt politician, please stop showing him on TV”, tweeted another fan.
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