Mexico has a distinguished record within the Formula 1 and it is one of the 23 countries whose pilots have achieved victories in the maximum cate
Mexico has a distinguished record within the Formula 1 and it is one of the 23 countries whose pilots have achieved victories in the maximum category of motoring, although only five Mexicans have run in it.
The Mexican podiums they have taken place on four continents and a total of 13 countries, within current tracks and some others that are no longer on the calendar. These accolades occurred in four different decades and ten different years, but only with two of the six Aztec pilots who have participated here.
Along the history, Mexico has had six drivers in Formula 1. However, only Pedro Rodriguez and Sergio perez they have managed to climb to a podium in the Big Top. With his third place in Istanbul, ‘Checo’ gave the Aztec country its 20th podium in F1, while for him it is the third this year with Red bull racing.
Of Mexico’s 20 podiums in Formula 1, the top seven are from the great Pedro Rodríguez, the second best tri-color driver in F1 history and who never had a winning car. In this case, it was Rodríguez who forced his vehicles to be victors, which is why he is remembered around the world even though almost 50 years have passed since his death.
Four of the 20 podiums for Mexicans have been wins, while six are second places and 10 are third. Rodríguez finished in the top three on seven occasions in the 53 races he contested within Formula 1, six achieved with BRM and one, the first, was with Cooper-Maserati.
For his part, “Checo” Pérez has 13 podium finishes in his Formula 1 career. The Red Bull driver boasts a couple of victories in 207 Grand Prix disputed. Three got them with Sauber, five with Force India, two with Racing point and add three with Red Bull.
List of Mexican podiums in F1:
Pedro Rodriguez: South Africa 1967- (First place), Belgium 1968- (Second place), Holland 1968- (Third place), Canada 1968- (Third place), Belgium 1970- (First place), United States 1970- (Second place), Holland 1971- (Second place).
Sergio perez: Malaysia 2012- (Second place), Canada 2012- (Third place), Italy 2012- (Second place), Bahrain 2014- (Third place), Russia 2015- (Third place), Monaco 2016- (Third place), Baku 2016- (Third place), Azerbaijan 2018- (Third place), Turkey 2020- (Second place), Sakhir 2020– (First place), Azerbaijan 2021– (First place), France 2021- (Third place), Turkey 2021– (Third place).