Along history, Mexico has had six drivers in Formula 1.
However, only Pedro Rodriguez and Sergio Perez have managed to get on the podium of the highest category of motorsport. With his third place in Istanbul, on Sunday, October 10th, 2021, ‘Checo’ gave Mexico its 20th podium in F1.
Of the 20 podiums Mexico has in Formula 1, four of them are triumphs, while six are second place, and 10 are third. Pedro Rodríguez finished in the top three in seven times in the 53 races he contested in Formula 1, six with BRM, and one, the first, with Cooper-Maserati.
For its part, Checo Pérez has 13 podiums in his career in Formula 1. The Red Bull driver boasts a pair of 207 Grand Prix wins. He got three with Sauber, five with Force India, two with Racing Point and add three with Red Bull.
Pedro Rodriguez was a racing driver from Mexico who recorded 54 starts in the Formula One World Championship between 1963 and 1971, winning two races. He was also successful in sports car races, recording wins at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1968 and Daytona 24 Hours in 1970 and 1971.
He was the older brother of Ricardo Rodriguez who was also a famous racing driver and considered by many as a more gifted racer than his brother. Actually, they were racing superstars in their own country before jumping into the maximum circuit. Tragically, both of the brothers met a fatal end in separate racing accidents in 1962 and 1971.
Mexico’s 20 podiums in Formula 1
- South Africa 1967 | First place
- Belgium 1968 | Second place
- Holland 1968 | Third place
- Canada 1968 | Third place
- Belgium 1970 | First place
- United States 1970 | Second place
- Holland 1971 | Second place
- Malaysia 2012 | Second place
- Canada 2012 | Third place
- Italy 2012 | Second place
- Bahrain 2014 | Third place
- Russia 2015 | Third place
- Monaco 2016 | Third place
- Baku 2016 | Third place
- Azerbaijan 2018 | Third place
- Turkey 2020 | Second place
- Sakhir 2020 | First place
- Azerbaijan 2021 | First place
- France 2021 | Third place
- Turkey 2021 | Third place