Austin, Texas, is where Sergio Perez will be competing this weekend in the U.S. Grand Prix Formula One, which he said that this location is the closest to Mexico where he has competed "over the past eight or nine years" of his life.
He was asked in the official FIA press conference that was held on Thursday at the Circuit of the Americas, if he could consider whether this Grand Prix was a “home” race, and “Checo” who next season will run for McLaren replied:
"Well it's the closest to Mexico where I have competed for the last eight or nine years of my life, so I’m expecting to have a lot of support here, because many Mexican fans will come since it’s close to Mexico, and I think it will be a great weekend week."
In regards to his countryman Esteban Gutierrez, which many rumors suggest could be his replacement at Sauber, Perez said it would be "a good thing" for their country.
Now if it happens this will mean that next year there could be two Mexicans in Formula One, where Perez so far this season has achieved two second places, one in Sepang, Malaysia, and the other one in Monza, Italy, and a third place finish in Montreal, Canada.
"It would be a good thing for the country and for us, and I think he is a great driver.
There has been many rumors that he could take my place at Sauber, but for now I know as much as you guys do, so I have no idea who is going to come,” said Checo, who is only 22 years old and was born Guadalajara, Mexico.
"If he comes it will be good to have two Mexican drivers after so long without another pilot. Now it appears that there may be two on the grid, and if that happens I think it would be something great," explained Sergio Perez.