Sergio Perez spotted celebrating with his former team

Sergio Perez raced for Aston Martin from 2014-2020, whilst they were known as Force India and then Racing Point.

Sergio Perez was certainly feeling the love after claiming victory at last weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with the Mexican having celebrated his win with both his Red Bull mechanics and those at Aston Martin.

Checo was sensational at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, with the Mexican having made the most of Max Verstappen’s driveshaft failure during Q2.

Perez claimed just his second career pole position on Saturday before converting it into victory on Sunday, his fifth win at the pinnacle of motorsport.

The 33-year-old successfully matched whatever Verstappen could throw at him, with the Dutchman having stormed through the field from P15, to second.

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As a result of Perez claiming his first win of the 2023 F1 season, the Mexican sits just one-point behind Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship, suggesting that the duo are set to fight throughout the year.

Perez was clearly delighted with his victory on Sunday, with the Mexican having been congratulated by both Red Bull and Aston Martin.

Checo did move from the Silverstone-based team to Red Bull in 2021; however, Aston Martin were known as Racing Point when he made the switch.

Perez raced for the team from 2014 to 2020, with the team having been initially known as Force India until they were bought by Lawrence Stroll in 2018.

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They officially became known as Racing Point at the start of 2019, before taking on their current name at the start of 2021.

Perez was let go by the team at the end of 2020 so that Sebastian Vettel could be signed, with many having been sad to see the Mexican leave.

The respect is clearly there between Aston Martin and Perez, though, with the side still consisting of several engineers and mechanics who worked alongside the Red Bull driver whilst he raced for them.

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Aston Martin shared a video of Perez celebrating with the side after winning in Saudi Arabia, with the team’s admin having written a nice message to go along with it.

“Nothing but respect,” wrote Aston Martin on Twitter.

“@SChecoPerez celebrated with his former teammates after his fifth #F1 win at the #SaudiArabianGP.”