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Pérez wows home crowd

Around 200,000 people lined the streets of Guadalajara on Saturday to watch local hero and Sauber F1 rookie, Sergio Perez drive the C29 around the city’s street. Pérez who is the first Mexican Formula One driver in over 30 years was cheered along by his home crowd as he went up and down the 1.5 kilometre long course on closed public roads a total of eight times doing ‘donuts’ and getting the tyres to smoke. “This was one of the best days of my life”, said Sergio Pérez, trying to put his emotions into words after giving dozens of interviews and signing countless autographs, “It was a great, great experience. I have never experienced something like this before with so many people cheering me. I’m proud to be Mexican, and I’m proud to receive all this support. It is a big boost for me ahead of the new season.” ”It was an enormous event with unbelievable enthusiasm“, confirmed Team Manager Beat Zehnder. “What the state of Jalisco managed to put on within a very short space of time was one of the greatest F1 road shows I have ever looked after.”

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