Winner of this year’s Monaco GP, F1 driver Sergio Perez will be entering a team in the new all-electric boat racing series next year.
The Mexican who drives for Oracle Red Bull Racing said:
I’m really excited at the prospect of becoming a new team owner in E1 and having a team representing Mexico in the UIM E1 World Championship.
Perez is a friend of E1 co-founder Alejandro Agag, who he raced under with the Barwa Addax GP2 team in 2010.
Given my relationship with Alejandro, I’ve kept a close eye on what he’s been doing and his various championships, and I think what he’s achieved with promoting more sustainable forms of motorsport is commendable.
Seeing a racing team flying the flag for Mexico on a global stage will be amazing and I cannot wait to watch the RaceBird in action for the first time.
I’ve heard lots of positive stories about the boat and the exciting sporting product E1 is trying to create for fans with city events.
For sure this will be a great challenge in my career and a learning experience.
I’m looking forward to getting started and helping to grow the fan base in Mexico and around the world.