The Mexican pilot overshadowed the two-time world champion, pole position is not important, Verstappen is another at Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez
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Max Verstappendouble world champion, faces in Mexico City Grand Prix to the unusual life situation of being one more, as the shouts of support and the harassment of female fans distance him from his partner in Red bulldomestic pilot, Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez.
Proof of this was when both drivers moved from ‘Hospitality’ of Red bull to the garage to go to qualifying for Sunday’s race.
Perez He had to be carried by two attendants and others who made his way through the tide of fans who waited for more than 20 minutes for the local idol to give him an autograph or a photo.
Behind ‘Czech’ came Verstappenas another, which was not requested by the fans, desperate to get a glimpse of the Mexican driver at least once.
The 32-year-old driver from Guadalajara also received public support during qualifying at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.
every time Perezthe only Mexican to reach the podium in Mexico City Grand Prixpassed the Foro Sola area, the fans got excited and shouted his name or the club that invented the ‘delicious old man’.
Despite having the same car Verstappenthe Mexican fans identified the Mexican car with the number 11, which caused a fan frenzy.
Shows of support for ‘Czech’ They have been happening since last Tuesday, when he made an exhibition in front of more than 100,000 people in his native Guadalajara.
Several fans who attended the show camped out to get a good seat at the event, which was free.
Finally, the support given by the Mexicans ‘Czech’ It didn’t help that he was in the top three on the grid this Sunday.
Perez will start fourth this Sunday posting the fourth fastest time in the classification, 1:18.128, behind the ‘ignored’ Verstappenthe owner of the ‘pole position’.
With information from EFE.