Sergio Perez wants to give the Mexican fans a "special result to celebrate" at his home Formula 1 race this weekend as he prepares to return to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Perez has been Mexico's leading F1 driver since making his debut back in 2011, with the return of the nation's grand prix in 2015 giving him the chance to race in front of his home fans for Force India.

"Racing at home means a lot for me. It’s always a busy week, both for me and the team, but being at home makes all the hard work we put in for our fans and our partners worthwhile," Perez said.

"It’s definitely the most enjoyable weekend of the year for me. It’s a great race for everyone involved in Formula One. There’s so much passion and the whole week is a big celebration. Everyone in Mexico City is looking forward to the race.

“I am lucky I get to race in my country in front of my fans. Their support means so much to me and it’s inspiring to see fans waving the Mexican flag in every grandstand. I really want to give them a special result to celebrate.”

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is one of the strangest on the F1 calendar to create a setup for, with its long straights being negated by running at high altitudes given Mexico City's placement above sea level.

“The track is quite fun to drive and being on those long straights is special," Perez said. "Because of the altitude, even though you’re running high wings, you still achieve very high speeds and it’s really hard to stop the car under braking – in that sense it feels like a bit like Monza."


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