Checo Pérez on his second podium at Canadian Grand Prix: “A track I love to drive”

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The Mexican could only finish two points in eight races he competed on at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.

Sergio Pérez at the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren
Sergio Pérez at the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren

with the race Canadian Grand Prix Besides the conflict, the Mexican Sergio Perez He is preparing to race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the first time as a pilot. Red Bull Racing . The stop on the territory of North America corresponds to the ninth date of the Formula 1 calendar in the 2022 season.

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I’m so happy to be back in Canada and see so many Mexican flags ”, the pilot commented after the first events on the track.

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in RB18, Check He will look to finish on the podium in Canada for the second time in his career after achieving his first while driving for Sauber in 2012. that weekend, Perez was third only behind Romain Grosjean’s Lotus and winning Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren.

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In total, there have been eight occasions when the man born in Jalisco has performed in Canada. Of these, only managed to finish with points three times : In addition to the aforementioned, it achieved tenth and fifth place in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As they both compete for Racing Point.

Canadian Grand Prix 2022. Photo: @redbullracing
Canadian Grand Prix 2022. Photo: @redbullracing

We’re heading to Canada at a great moment for the team. . Getting the maximum points in Baku was a great result for all of us and keeps us in contention for both titles. This car performs very well on street tracks, so We are confident we will put on another strong show this weekend and keep the momentum at its peak. ”, said Pérez once he set foot in Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The Red Bull Racing team is currently the leader of the competition. great circus this year. With their lead in the Constructors’ Championship and their drivers occupying first and second places in the individual classification, the balance in the title pursuit is starting to shift towards the Austrian team. Ferrari, Charles Leclerc, and his most competitive rival, Carlos Sainz Jr. increasingly lagging behind.

“To make the most of this weekend, I will spend some time with my engineers to better understand the race in Baku. It’s good to be back in Canada, a track I love to drive. And it will be fun to drive such a competitive car.” Check.

Canadian Grand Prix 2022. Photo: @redbullracing
Canadian Grand Prix 2022. Photo: @redbullracing

Pérez is currently the second best driver of the 2022 season. The Mexican is second with 129 points after two fourths, two second places and one victory (at the Monaco Grand Prix). He is 21 points behind teammate and reigning world champion Max Verstappen.

History of ‘Checo’ at GP:

2012 Canadian GP: Third place with Sauber .

2013 Canadian GP: 11th place with McLaren.

2014 Canadian GP: 11th with Force India.

2015 Canadian GP: 11th with Force India.

2016 Canadian GP: 10th place with Force India.

2017 Canadian GP: 5th place with Force India .

2018 Canadian GP: 10th place with Force India.

2019 Canadian GP: 16th place with Racing Point.

Canadian GPs 2020 and 2021: They were not discussed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Source: Info Bae

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