WATCH: Mansell’s Peraltada pass and Perez’s homecoming – 5 feelgood Mexican moments from F1 history
It was a clearly emotional Sergio Perez who greeted his public the last time Formula 1 raced in Mexico in 2019, with the home driver presented to the fans in the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez’s magnificent Foro Sol stadium section – a moment Perez said he would treasure forever.
And he will be back in action at home for Red Bull at the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix this weekend.
So ahead of the race, relive Perez’s heart-warming reception from 2019, along with other classic feelgood moments from F1’s visits to Mexico, including Sebastian Vettel’s sporting reaction to losing the 2018 crown to Lewis Hamilton, and Nigel Mansell’s legendary pass around the outside of Gerhard Berger at the fearsome Peraltada corner in 1990.
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