Sergio “Checo” Pérez is the pride of Mexico after winning his first Formula One race. It is the first time in 50 years that a Mexican driver has won the famed racing title. Obviously, there have been a lot of celebrations on social media to recognize the driver’s achievement.

Sergio “Checo” Pérez made history with an incredible Formula 1 race victory.

The Mexican driver beat the odds to clinch a Formula 1 race win in Bahrain. The last time a Mexican driver won the title was Pedro Rodríguez in 1970 in the Belgian Grand Prix. The race was one for the history books as Pérez came from last place to win in an incredible display of athleticism.

“I am a bit shocked, to be honest. I don’t find the words. I’m a bit in limbo right now,” Pérez told BBC. “As a driver you dream for this time, to be in this position, for so many years. I worked my whole life for a moment like this. To finally achieve it… It’s difficult to digest. I think it will take a couple of days, but it’s just something incredible.”

The race was a pulse-pounding experience for the racers and viewers.

Pérez started in 5th and immediately fell to last place during the first lap. It honestly seemed like he was in for a real fight but he quickly started to recover. The driver pushed himself and quickly started to climb the ranks and was not letting up. Some clever maneuvers and smart driving helped Pérez quickly close the gap between him and first place. Once he was in the lead, Pérez never let his position go and the rest is history.

Pérez’s place on the podium was an understandably emotional moment.

Hearing that Mexican national anthem playing over the speakers must have been an incredible experience. Athletes work their entire lives to get to a moment like the one Pérez experienced. After years of hard work and dedication, Pérez can be recognized as one of the best in the world and that is something to be proud of.

Mexico is celebrating the driver’s achievement.

Felicidades, Checo! All of Mexico and Mexicans around the world are so proud to know that you did that thing. You are making Mexico and Mexicans proud and we salute you and your historic win.

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