Why the 2020 F1 season is crucial for Perez

Why the 2020 F1 season is crucial for Perez

In Mexico City, there's overwhelming adulation for the home hero they know simply as 'Checo'. JAMES ROBERTS joined Sergio Perez for a tour around the city, where Perez explained just why 2020 its pivotal year in his career

According to legend, an ancient prophecy dictated that Mexico's indigenous people should build a great city where they saw an eagle perched on a cactus, devouring a snake.

This location - on an island in a lake situated at an altitude of 7,300 feet - was where, 700 years ago, the ancient city of Tenochtitlan was founded. Modern-day Mexico City now occupies that site. The story of the eagle and the serpent is enshrined in the centre of the country's flag, which is currently being unfurled by Sergio 'Checo' Perez.

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