MEXICO CITY, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Marca Pais – Imagen de Mexico:
Sauber Formula 1 (F1) Team, including Mexican car racer Sergio Perez, concluded yesterday a successful car race in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit in Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain. Perez, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, finished the race in ninth place, scoring his first ever points in Formula 1 competition.
Perez, together with Japanese teammate Kamui Kobayashi, displayed great skills at the Circuit in the Sauber C30-Ferrari, a high-speed, state-of-the-art vehicle with aerodynamic efficiency, performance through low-speed corners and mechanical grip. Branding of the car, uniforms for car racers and staff, marketing collateral, and related website are part of a Premium Partnership signed between the Sauber F1 Team and Marca Pais – Imagen de Mexico. Additional premium partners include Mexican telecommunications giant Telmex, the world renowned tequila brand Jose Cuervo, networking IT integration leader NEC Mexico, leading insurance group Interproteccion, among others.
Team Principal Peter Sauber outlines the targets: "We want to finish in the points regularly and clearly improve our position in the FIA Formula One Constructors' World Championship."
Additionally, Perez adds about his performance and goals, "I'm aware how challenging Formula One is from both a driver's point of view and technically. My personal goal is to make steady progress. Consistency is important, not only to me but to the team as a whole." Perez may be new to the F1 world but according to his team mates, he has a promising future.
Mexican F1 fans are all rooting for Perez as he prepares for the upcoming series of races around the world in the next months, including Montecarlo, Monaco on May 29; Montreal, Canada on June 12; Valencia, Spain on June 26; Silverstone, U.K. on July 10, Nurburgring, Germany on July 24; and Budapest, Hungary on July 31. To get full details of the 2011 calendar for Perez's upcoming races around the world, click here.
Mexico remains at the forefront of world class sports and has very talented sports professionals competing worldwide. Athletes are being supported internationally by leading Mexican companies as well as Marca Pais – Imagen de Mexico.
SOURCE Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico