Through an official press release, E1 Series announced the entry of Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez to the 100% electric powerboat championship. The Formula 1 driver will have his own team in the series, called “Team Mexico”, for the inaugural season of the new maritime racing division.
In this way, the colors of the Mexican flag will be represented in this new racing sports division that seeks to promote environmental sustainability, as well as the conservation and care of marine ecosystems.
“I am very excited about the prospect of becoming a new team owner in E1 to represent Mexico in the E1 Series,” said Checo regarding his inclusion among the 12 teams that will bring the championship to life.
It is worth mentioning that the Mexican and Alejandro Agag, creator of E1 Series, know each other since the GP2 circuits (currently Formula 2), due to the fact that ‘Checo’ raced for the Barwa Addax team in 2010, where the Spaniard was the Team Director and owner. In that season, Perez finished as runner-up in the category behind Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado.
“Given my relationship with Alejandro, I have been following closely what he has been doing and his various championships. To see a race team fly the Mexican flag on a world stage will be incredible and I can’t wait to see the RaceBird in action for the first time. I have heard many positive stories about the boat and the exciting sporting product that E1 Series is trying to create for the fans with events in the city,” continued ‘Checo’.
On the other hand, Agag also expressed his satisfaction after having the figure of Perez within the championship. “Checo and I have remained close friends since we worked together during our GP2 days. In a funny way, it feels a bit like things have come full circle, I signed him as a driver and now Sergio joined his own team in E1 Series.”
At the moment, the drivers who will represent Team Mexico are unknown. However, the inclusion of Sergio Perez in the 100% electric powerboat category will draw the attention of the Mexican public and much of Latin America to what this new sustainable series hopes to demonstrate over the next few years.
The talent of Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez currently races for Red Bull in Formula 1. During his extensive experience in the category he has proven to be an incredible driver, with great tire management as his main characteristic. Aggressive when he needs to be, but passive when it’s time to wait, were a notch of what Christian Horner saw in him to make him Max Verstappen’s teammate.
He is undoubtedly going through his best year in F1 in terms of performance, reflecting a great story of overcoming after almost being left without a seat in the Grand Circus two seasons ago (after Aston Martin’s decision to hire Sebastian Vettel), but now he looks like one of the strongest on the current grid.
Written by | Ronald Ortega