Sergio Perez has donated 3M pesos (£125,000) and urged his fans to help the victims of the Mexico earthquake which struck yesterday.

More than 200 people are reported to have died after a 7.1 magnitude quake hit the country’s capital Mexico City and nearby regions which has toppled a number of buildings.

After posting messages of support to his native Mexico immediately after the earthquake struck plus emergency contact numbers and information on his social media channels Perez has set-up a donation group to send money to the victims of the earthquake.

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The Mexican F1 driver has already donated 3m pesos and has also set up his own fundraising donation page which is being backed by the Carlos Slim Foundation which will give $5 for every $1 Perez’s page receives.

The Force India driver is the face of the Mexican Grand Prix which will take place on the 27-29 October.

Perez signed a new deal to stay at the Silverstone-based squad for the 2018 season at the last race in Singapore and is the sole Mexican driver on the current F1 grid.