Perez apologises to his wife after video of ‘bad party’ emerges

Sergio Perez likely had a bit of explaining to do after his party in Monaco following his victory last weekend.

Sergio Perez has apologised to his loved ones for the videos that emerged of his perhaps over-exuberant celebrations after the Monaco Grand Prix.

Perez claimed victory last weekend having started third on the grid, and he brilliantly held off Carlos Sainz to earn his first-ever win in the Principality, and his third in Formula 1.

Understandably, the Mexican got quite drunk after triumphing at one of the most famous sporting events in the world, but some videos began circulating of him getting very close to some women during his celebrations.

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It comes a few weeks after the birth of the 32-year-old’s third child, and around the time of his fourth wedding anniversary with wife Carola.

Perez accepted full responsibility for his actions, and issued a heartfelt apology, affirming that all is well between him and Carola.

“I have seen the videos that have been circulating of me and I take full responsibility for it,” he wrote on his Instagram story.

“It was a bad party in which I did not know how to control myself, but it was just that, a bad party.

“Those close to me know my values and the type of person that I am.

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“For those asking, my wife and I are more united than ever.

“And for those who only want to do us harm, I wish you the best.

“Thanks to everyone for your support and I ask the forgiveness of all those who love me because those videos absolutely do not represent me.

“We will not talk any more about this subject, which only makes us forget a great moment that we are living together.”

In better news, Perez was awarded a new contract by Red Bull in the aftermath of his win that keeps him at the Milton Keynes-based side until at least the end of 2024, and he was duly ecstatic at the announcement.

“For me, this has been an incredible week, winning the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any driver and then to follow that with announcing I will continue with the Team until 2024 just makes me extremely happy,” he said.

“I am so proud to be a member of this Team and I feel completely at home here now. We are working very well together and my relationship with Max, on and off the track, is definitely helping drive us forward even more. 

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“We have built tremendous momentum as a Team and this season is showing that, I am excited to see where that can take us all in the future.”

Perez’s win in Monte Carlo keeps him third in the Drivers’ Championship, but now just 15 points behind leader and team-mate Max Verstappen.