Sergio Perez will be looking to take victory on home turf this weekend as the Mexican crowd watches one of the nation’s most successful athletes.
The 32-year-old has demonstrated flashes of strong pace throughout the season, although Max Verstappen’s presence will complicate Perez’s chances of victory.
Regardless, racing at a home Grand Prix is a privilege for any driver, and Perez will be working diligently to maximise his chances.
After a fairly solid start to the weekend in Mexico, Perez reflected on his initial feelings and thoughts from Friday running:
“It was a tricky day to get a read on things, as is typical in Mexico with the altitude, everything is floating around.
“It is very easy to make mistakes in these conditions, so overall I think we had an OK day. I think we got up to speed fairly quickly and got into a rhythm, so it should hopefully be quite straightforward tomorrow.
“The tyre test means you basically lose FP2, but that’s how it is for everyone, and in FP1, we got a good pace, and we seemed to be competitive.
“Ferrari look strong, as do Mercedes, so it is going to be a tough battle tomorrow in qualifying.