Sergio Perez: ‘Minister of Defence’

Sergio Perez Mendoza, also known as “Checo,” is a Mexican racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing. The Mexican has cemented his place as one of the grid’s most intriguing Formula One driver.

His relentless and out-of-the-world defence tactics earned him the name ‘Minister of Defence’. In the 2021 Formula One campaign Sergio Perez played a crucial role in Max Verstappen securing his maiden world title.

Career Statistics

Race Entries246 starts
Grand Slams0


  • Perez made his Formula One debut in 2011 with Sauber and has since driven for several teams, including McLaren, Force India, and Racing Point.
  • Perez has achieved 26 podium finishes in his Formula One career.
  • He has also achieved several points finishes and has consistently been one of the top performers when he drove the midfield.
  • In 2021, Perez joined Red Bull Racing and won his first Grand Prix with the team at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
  • Pérez won the fourth race of his career at the 2022 Singaporean Grand Prix.

Age: Sergio Perez was born on January 26, 1990, which makes him 33 years old.

Height: Sergio Perez is approximately 1.73 meters tall.

Weight: Sergio Perez weighs approximately 63 kilograms (154 pounds).

Family: The youngest of Antonio Pérez Garibay and Maril Mendoza de Pérez’s children is Sergio Pérez.

Spouse: Sergio Perez’s current wife is Carola Martinez. The most recent child, Emilio, was born right before the 2022 Spanish GP. The couple has three children in total. Sergio Perez Jr. and Carlota Perez Martinez, the Mexican’s other two children, were born in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Net worth: Sergio Perez’s net worth is estimated to be $30 Million US Dollars.