Sergio Perez Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Sergio Pérez Childhood Biography Plus Untold Facts

Our Sergio Perez Biography tells you facts about his Childhood story, Early Life, Parents (Antonio Perez Garibay and Marilu Perez), Family Life, Wife (Carola Martinez), Children (Sergio Perez Jr. and Carlota Pérez Martinez).

More so, the Formula One’s Driver Siblings (Paola Pérez and Antonio Pérez), Lifestyle, Salary, net worth and Personal Life.

In simple terms, the duty here is to convey a detailed overview of this Mexican Formula One athlete. Our story begins from the time of his birth until becoming prominent.

To whet your autobiography thirst, behold the gallery of happenings around his life from the very beginning. We’ve deemed it fit to bring you his Early Life and Success pictures. Below is a step-by-step snapshot of Sergio Pérez’s biography.

Sergio Pérez Biography: Behold his Life and Success Story.
Sergio Pérez Biography: Behold his Life and Success Story.

Yes, we all know him to be the most successful Mexican driver in the history of Formula One with Red Bull. His speed and fierce racing keep his growing fans thrilled consistently.

Irrespective of his achievements, we noticed many people do not fully grasp his life story.

Therefore, we have thought it wise with all pleasure to bring you the thrilling tale of Sergio Pérez and a breakdown of his racing events. So, without further delay, let’s begin.

Sergio Perez Childhood story:

For biography starters, he bears the nickname Checo. Sergio Pérez Mendoza came into this world on the 26th day of January 1990 to his mother, Marilu Pérez and father, Antonio Pérez Garibay, in Guadalajara, Jalisco; a city in Mexico.

The Formula One prodigy was born as the youngest child among his two siblings (Sergio Pérez Jr. and Carlota Pérez Martinez).

Sergio Pérez and his two siblings were all born of the union between their parents (Marilu Pérez and Antonio Pérez Garibay), whose photo is below.

Behold Sergio Pérez’s parents - his mother, Marilu Pérez and his father, Antonio Pérez Garibay.
Behold Sergio Pérez’s parents – his mother, Marilu Pérez and his father, Antonio Pérez Garibay.

Growing-up Years:

The Mexican racer was just six years old when he began his career in Karting in 1996. His passion must have developed by seeing his senior brothers (Antonio Pérez) involved in racing.

A childhood photo of Sergio Pérez, and his brother, Antonio Pérez.
A childhood photo of Sergio Pérez, and his brother, Antonio Pérez.

At 7, he took part in the Karting Youth class in 1997. Then, by the age of nine, Sergio was already racing in shifter karts, achieving four victories already in his first year of junior category. He held the runner-up spot in the class.

Sergio Pérez was the youngest driver in the category, and he became the youngest driver to become a champion of the class. His life summarises how opportunity meets destiny; This is because he was born into sports.

An early photo of Sergio Pérez.
An early photo of Sergio Pérez.

Sergio Perez Family Background:

Sergio’s father, Antonio Pérez, used to be a Car Racer himself. The racing he practised for a while before becoming the manager of the sports car driver, Adrián Fernández. The household had more than enough to cater for basic family needs.

Meanwhile, Sergio’s mother, Marilu Pérez, took care of the home. She ensured the smooth running of the house and the welfare of the children.

Sergio Perez Family Origin:

Just as the name suggests, Sergio Perez is not English. His name “Pérez” depicts a Spanish ancestry. It is a Castilian Spanish name. Pérez means “son of Pero or Pedro (Peter)”.

Sergio Pérez was born and bred in Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco, in Mexico. We widely know the region as Hispanic or Spanish America, all contained in the larger Latin America. Spanish is the predominant language amongst others in Latin America.

So, for this write-up, we can deduce that Sergio Pérez is Mexican and of Hispanic Ethnicity. Beneath is a picture that shows the roots of the fiery Formula One racer.

Map depicting Sergio Pérez's family roots.
Map depicting Sergio Pérez’s family roots.

Sergio Perez Early Career:

Even though Sergio Pérez had been racing as early as six years, it was at 14 that he made his car racing debut in the US-based Skip Barber’s Midwestern single-seater series during 2004.

The racing debut was with the help of the Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim’s Escuderia Telmex.

Because of his performance and young age, the racing champ received the nickname “The Mexican Wunderkind”.

His performance and young age, birth the nickname "The Mexican Wunderkind".
His performance and young age, birth the nickname “The Mexican Wunderkind”.

Sergio Perez Education:

For an athlete with such an early career start, formal education seemed not a necessity. However, avenues became created for his education, especially on psychological skills and essential nutrition and health education knowledge.

The Psychological skills include learned behaviours used by athletes such as motivation, self-confidence, arousal control, and interpersonal relations. Sergio Pérez motor racing education took place in British Formula 3’s National class in 2007.

At the British Formula 3's National class in 2007.
At the British Formula 3’s National class in 2007.

Sergio Perez Biography – Road to Fame:

In 2005 the Mexican race athlete moved to Europe to compete in Formula 1 BMW, spending about four months living in a restaurant owned by his team boss.

At 17, he moved to Oxford to begin a two-year campaign in British Formula 3.

While there, he won the National Class (for older chassis) in 2007 and finished fourth in the International Class in 2008.

He was progressively graduating to the Formula 1 feeder series GP2 via the GP2 Asia Series. So, he claimed a victory in his very first race in Bahrain.

At his very first race in Bahrain.
At his very first race in Bahrain.

We widely know him as a fighter with a gentle touch. Sergio is a punchy combatant; he wrestles his way through the pack and into the points, as a result, are winning the hearts of his rising fans.

Sergio Perez Biography- The Success Story:

So far, he has amassed more points than any other Mexican in the history of F1. After having played for diverse teams as Formula one, starting with Sauber (2011-2012), McLaren in 2013, Force India (2014-2018) and Racing Point (2019 -2020).

Perez celebrates his debut podium at Malaysia 2012.
Pérez celebrates his debut podium at Malaysia 2012.

In 2020, the Guadalajara Star won his first trophy in the Sakhir Grand Prix of the same year. The win was an obscure record broken by Sergio Perez; the first victory for a Mexican driver since Pedro Rodríguez won the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix 50 years prior.

Sergio's first victory since Pedro Rodríguez won the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix.
Sergio’s first victory since Pedro Rodríguez won the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix.

It was this Sakhir performance that landed him a shot at the title with Red Bull. On the 18th day of December 2020, Pérez got announced as a Red Bull driver for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with Max Verstappen as his partner. He replaced Alex Albon.

A photo with his Red Bull partner, Max Verstappen.
A photo with his Red Bull partner, Max Verstappen.

The move was a justifiable award for his consistently convincing performances in recent years.

The good news, however, is that Checo Perez has proved his worth with Red Bull by winning the 2021 Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix and championship standings.

More Victories are, however, expected. The clips below paints in pictures of his rise to stardom.

Do you think Sergio Pérez is in any relationship?:

Yes, the Guadalajara racer is not just in a relationship but also involved in a few challenging ones. Sergio has been at a time in a relationship with one at a diverse time.

His first love was Greta Farias in 2010, then Fernanda Gallegos in 2013. And also, Andrea Campillo Vivanco, who report says he married in 2014 but ended in separation. Below is an array of what they all looked like in a photo.

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A photo of  Greta Farias, Fernanda Gallegos Andrea and Campillo Vivanco.

Contrariwise, Sergio refused to lose hope in finding the love of his life. That search brought him in contact with Carola Martinez. Sergio Pérez proposed to her on the 13th day of August 2017 after they have dated a while.

Finally finding the love of his life, Carola Martinez.
Finally finding the love of his life, Carola Martinez.

About a year later, after the proposal, Sergio Pérez and Carola Martinez tied the knots and exchange their marital vows. They both are Christians of the Roman Catholic. As a result, the marriage ceremony got sealed under Pope Francis.

Pope Francis blessing the couple's marriage.
Pope Francis blessing the couple’s marriage.

Carola Martínez is a socialite from Guadalajara. One of her dominant passion is travelling. Loads of pictures are available for her travelling with Sergio uploaded on her Instagram handle.

More about Sergio Pérez Children:

Even though the Mexican Formula One Champion got married in 2018, the couple’s first child, Sergio Pérez Jr, was born on the 21st day of December 2017. The Baby came into the world before his parents went to the Altar.

Sergio Pérez with his wife and two kids.
Sergio Pérez with his wife and two kids.

Much later, on the 15th day of September 2019, the couple again got blessed with a beautiful daughter named Carlota Pérez. The children often watch and cheer their dad on the F1 racing.

Sergio Pérez Jr. with his mum to cheer and watch daddy on the F1 racing.
Sergio Pérez Jr. with his mum to cheer and watch daddy on the F1 racing.

Sergio Pérez Family Life:

Just as the cliche goes, “No man is an island of himself”, as Sergio Pérez couldn’t have gone this far without the enabling environment created by the members of his household. Bearing this in mind, let’s take a quick breakdown of each of them.

The Perez family in thier Joyous moments.
The Pérez family in their Joyous moments.

More About Sergio Perez Father:

As aforementioned, Sergio’s dad, Antonio Pérez, used to be a Car Race Champion. His Car racing championship was before he became the manager of the sports car driver, Adrián Fernández.

It’s sufficient to say that he was the foremost drive in the athletic career for his two sons (Sergio Pérez and Antonio Pérez Jr.). He is married to Checo’s mum, Marilu Pérez, and the duo has three children.

A victory picture with Sergio Pérez and his dad, Antonio Pérez.
A victory picture with Sergio Pérez and his dad, Antonio Pérez.

More About Sergio Perez Mother:

Sergio’s mum has been seen a lot in a photo frenzy with her children, especially with Sergio Pérez. Her full name is Marila Pérez Mendoza. She is also of Spanish ancestry but a Mexican. She has continued to lend her unflinching support to the success of all her three children.

The Mexican F1 driver with his mum, Marila Pérez Mendoza.
The Mexican F1 driver with his mum, Marila Pérez Mendoza.

More about Sergio Perez Siblings:

As stated earlier, Checo, as often called by his fans, has two older siblings. Antonio Pérez, being the first child of the union of his parents (Marilu Pérez and Antonio Pérez Garibay). And then Paola Pérez, the second offspring. See more details below.

Sergio with his brother and sister.
Sergio with his brother and sister.

About Sergio Perez Brother – Antonio Perez:

It’s always the norm for the first child to be the heir to the throne of any home. The same applies to Sergio’s family. The name of the first child and eldest in the Pérez family is Antonio Pérez.

The Perez brothers at a racing event.
The Pérez brothers at a racing event.

He bears their father’s name so that we can refer to him as small Dad or the acceptable Junior (Jr.) He is a Stock Car Race Driver, though retired. More so, he once took part in the NASCAR Mexico Corona Series.

With Checo’s dad, Antonio Pérez Garibay was Sergio’s earliest inspiration and guide. Antonio is married and has three children, just like his dad.

Antonio Pérez Garibay with his wife and kids.
Antonio Pérez Garibay with his wife and kids.

About Sergio Perez Sister – Paola Pérez:

Sergio’s sister, Paola Pérez, is the only female child in the Pérez family. She supports her younger brother, Sergio, as much as she can. So, together with Sergio, they champion the Checo Pérez Foundation.

The purpose of the Non-governmental Organisation is to support orphans and children who have cancer. As a fashion fanatic, she is also the founder of elclosetdepérez, where she sells consigned luxury designer wears, both online and offline.

A photo of Sergio Pérez's sister, Paola Pérez.
A photo of Sergio Pérez’s sister, Paola Pérez.

More About Sergio Pérez Relatives:

The Mexican Formula One Star racer should have other extended family members. However, they have been discreet about that part of their lives. But of course, we know a little about his brothers’ daughter (his niece named Antonella) and his sister-in-law, Lupita.

More About Sergio Pérez Relatives – Lupita:

Lupita shares the same birthday with Sergio Pérez’s wife. They were born on the 16th day of December. However, Lupita is two years older.

Interestingly, Sergio’s wedding to Carlota Martinez came just three months and three days after Lupita had tied the knot. They are all Mexicans.

Carola Martinez with her senior sister, Lupita.
Carola Martinez (left) with her senior sister, Lupita (right).

Sergio Perez Personal Life:

Widely known for his fierceness and persistent pattern while racing, the Guadalajara racing driver has some soft and playful sides. Aside from motor racing, Sergio enjoys soccer and Video games.

Fun time is video gaming time.
Fun time is video gaming time.

His favourite racing tracks include the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the Circuit de Monaco in Monaco. Sergio loves to eat tortas, ahogadas and pasta.

The Mexican athlete has a substantial growing number of fans and supporters on his social media platforms. He loves his fans and connects to them via his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook handles, respectively.

Signing autographs for his loved fans.
Signing autographs for his loving fans.

Sergio Perez Lifestyle:

It now appears that Formula One has become a billionaire boys’ club. The lavish and grandeur exuded by most Formula one racers speaks volume of how fat the bank accounts should be reading. Sergio is not exempt, below is a photo of one of his luxury apartments.

A photo of one of Sergio's expensive houses.
A photo of one of Sergio’s expensive houses.

This Mexican racer has made lots of money racing behind wheels. Pérez has won many championships and awards that indeed pushed his worth throughout his career.

He sure loves lavish automobiles like a McLaren P1 and a Porsche 911 GT3 RS supercar for a car racer. However, his preference is the Ferrari 458 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Checo with his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
Checo with his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Sergio Pérez’s Net Worth:

After a decade-long racing career as a Formula One driver, Pérez has successfully made a staggering net worth of around $30 Million, according to media reports.

Sergio Pérez’s salary at the Red Bull F1 team is $8 million, making him the eleventh highest-earning driver on the current grid.

Endorsements:

Howbeit, Pérez also makes quite a handsome amount through brand endorsements. Telcel and Telmex, two telecommunication companies, for long, have sponsored the Mexican driver.

Likewise, he used to be hosted by Claro, Hawkers, etc. but ended his relationship with them.

Sergio Perez Untold Facts:

Besides the life story told so far, here are further rare details about Sergio Pérez and his racing career.

Fact #1: COVID-19 F1 Record:

It will interest you to know that Pérez was the first F1 driver to test positively for COVID-19. As a result, he missed the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Then he got replaced at Racing Point by ex-Renault driver Nico Nico Hulkenberg. It was the worst week of his life, said Sergio.

The worst week of Checo's life.
The worst week of Checo’s life.

Fact #2: Might have been a Lawyer:

In an interview in 2012, Pérez revealed that he would have loved to be a lawyer if he had not been a driver. What kind of lawyer do you think he might be?

Fact #3: Passion for humanity:

Just as the saying entails, “it is better to give than to receive.” Sergio Pérez created a platform to give back to society, making the world a more habitable place.

In November 2012, he unveiled the Checo Pérez Foundation to support orphans and children with cancer. His sister Paola was the foundation’s president.

Checo Pérez Foundation to support orphans and children with cancer.
Checo Pérez Foundation to support orphans and children with cancer.

Fact #4: Why is Sergio Pérez called ‘Checo’?:

Interestingly, responding to the question, Pérez said, “In Mexico, where I come from, all Sergios bear the nickname ‘Checo’. Sorry, there’s no story behind it!” we hope that made you laugh.?

Fact #5: He’s A Keen Golfer:

Checo began playing Golf at 17 when he moved to England and currently plays with a handicap, which isn’t bad for someone who plays his Golf not less than once a month during the F1 season.

Plays his Golf not less than once a month during the F1 season.
Plays his Golf not less than once a month during the F1 season.

Sergio Perez Biography Summary:

To get a quick summary of his life history, use the table below to get concise information about the renowned Mexican Formula One racer.

Sergio Pérez Biography Data

Biography InquiriesWiki Answers
Full Name:Sergio Michel Pérez Mendoza
Nickname: Checo, The Mexican Wunderkind
Date of Birth: 26th Day of January 1990
Place of Birth:Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Profession:Racing Driver
Father: Antonio Perez Garibay
Mother:Marilu Perez
Siblings:Antonio Pérez(Brother) and Paola Pérez (Sister)
Wife/Spouse:Carola Martinez
Children:Sergio Perez Jr., Carlota Perez Martinez
Sun Sign (Zodiac): Aquarius
Height: 5 ft 7 inches (1.73 m)
Net Worth: $ 30 million approx
Religion:Roman Catholic
Ethnicity/Race:Hispanic
Nationality: Mexican
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Conclusion:

It’s our hope you enjoyed the Sergio Pérez Biography and Childhood Story. Whether to be great in life does not depend on anybody, not even parents, because the race of life is individualistic.

The certainty and fame of Sergio’s dad did not warrant him to rest on his existing fame. The red bull racer had to work out his destiny despite all the bits of help and push.

It was this will and readiness to get to work, with the readily available help, that has brought him this far. We hope you found this write up revealing and full of lessons. Do well to stay connected for more biography facts with top-notch accuracy.

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