Sergio Perez tries career change amid speculation over future

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez turned his attention to the music world amid a discussion over his future at the title-winning team.

Amid mounting pressure and speculation about his Formula 1 future, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez has taken an unexpected turn by appearing in a music video where he plays the role of a taxi driver. 

In the music video for ‘Por La Familia’ by Mexican musician Carin Leon and BorderKid, Perez transports Leon from an airport to a surreal landscape, even donning his Red Bull gear while behind the wheel. 

This artistic endeavour comes as Perez faces uncertainties on the racetrack in the final weeks of the season.

Sergio Perez, known by the moniker “Checo,” has encountered a challenging period in his F1 career, with a recent disappointing qualifying run that places him ninth on the starting grid for the United States Grand Prix in Austin. 

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However, Christian Horner, the principal of Red Bull, emphasised in an exclusive interview with Mirror Sport that their focus remains on helping Perez conclude the season on a high note, rather than seeking a replacement.

Leon, the celebrated Mexican musician, expressed his admiration for Perez: “I’m a very big fan of Checo. 

“I feel like (to) every Mexican right now, he’s our biggest star in sports. 

“We are proud of him for what he is doing for Mexican culture. We’re happy to bring the world of music and Formula One together.” 

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Leon also revealed his delight in the fusion of music and the sport, remarking, “For the artist, to have this connection with the sport, it’s like another dream come true. 

“I’m very happy with what’s happening with Mexican music.”

In response, Perez shared his enthusiasm for the global appeal of Latin music and its growing prominence. 

“He noted, “Latin music is having a great time. 

“People are enjoying it, and it’s great to have our Latin music all around the world. 

“It’s great to have that in the F1 community and within the sport.”

As Perez focuses on his racing career, he aims to solidify his second-place standing in the overall driver standings, potentially contributing to a Red Bull one-two finish. 

Team principal Horner elaborated on the team’s commitment to Perez’s success, stating, “It’s something that we’ve not achieved before and it will be something to top off what we believe has been our most successful ever car.”

Horner went on to highlight the team’s unwavering support for Perez and their belief in his potential. “We’re doing our best to support Checo and help him to find the form we know he is capable of and demonstrated earlier in the year,” he said. 

“We’re confident that he can rediscover the form that he showed with some fantastic races, like in Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.”

Perez remains resolute amidst the speculations about his future in Formula 1. 

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In response to rumours of a possible replacement, he brushed them off on Friday, stating, “‘I’m just laughing at it. 

“There’s nothing I can do [to stop the rumours]. 

“I’m fully focused on my job, but it really sums up my season – a guy says something about me and then all of a sudden it becomes true.”