In the last Formula 1 race of the year, the driver from Guadalajara, Jalisco, will seek to claim second place in the World Drivers' Championship
Checo Pérez and Leclerc will compete for the runner-up position (REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili)
A long season full of emotions and achievements for Sergio Pérez, the driver from Guadalajara, Jalisco, is about to point of completion His improvement aboard the RB18 in the 2022 campaign was notorious and in the last circuit he will seek to claim second place in the World Drivers' Championship in a close dispute with Charles Leclerc. Therefore, it could be one of the most important races of his professional career.
The Yas Marina Circuit, one of the most insipid for Checo Pérez, it will become the fundamental piece to define if he is capable of registering his best performance since he appeared on the most important motor sport circuit. During the qualifying round he showed his ambition by not missing any points and will have to repeat his performance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After the controversial episode with his teammate in the Brazilian GP, the Mexican driver demonstrated his quality behind the wheel by ranking as the second best driver in the days leading up to the stellar race and will start alongside his teammate to seek the long-awaited podium .
The final starting grid of the season 👀#AbuDhabiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/yX9sIGeIx8— Formula 1 (@F1) November 19, 2022
When and where is the Abu Dhabi GP?
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Time: 07:00 am. Central Mexico time.
Where to watch the Abu Dhabi GP?
Television:As it is not an event considered for live transmission through the open television signal, those interested in following the actions must have a current subscription to the paid service and tune in to the Fox Sports Premium channel. in systems with current agreement.
Internet and application: another option for users with a subscription to the Fox Sports is the transmission through the official website and mobile phone application. In the same way, like the entire season, the streaming platform FITV Prowill have live broadcast from the Yas Marina circuit with a wide range of options to enhance the viewer experience.
Our first front-row lockout since 2018 🇳🇱🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/O3vknyEqMW
— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) November 19, 2022
Why could Checo Pérez be runner-up in Abu Dhabi?
With the points that Sergio Pérez missed, at the end of the season he is tied with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Each of the drivers has 290 units in their personal statistics and will seek to salvage as many as possible to win the runner-up spot of the season. In that sense, the Mexican has the obligation to finish later than his direct rival . So far, the top of the drivers' championship goes as follows:
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 429 points – Champion.
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 290 points.
3. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) 290 points.
4. George Russell (Mercedes) 265 points.
5. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 240 points.
6. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari) 234 points.
7. Lando Norris (McLaren) 113 points.
QUALIFYING CLASSIFICATION@redbullracing lock out the front row for Sunday's race 👏#AbuDhabiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/5HaUCeUdly
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 19, 2022
What has been Checo Pérez's best season in F1?
In the 12 years that he has participated in the highest motor sport circuit, the experience has paid off in favor of Checo Pérez. Over time, the Mexican has climbed the rungs and formed part of the best teams in Formula 1, which has made him the driver of the most competitive cars.
In that sense , the two most recent years have been the most fruitful in his career. In addition to consecutively increasing his total points for the season, Pérez finished in fourth place in the Drivers' Championship. In that sense, whatever the result in Abu Dhabi, it will have consolidated his best campaign , although in the best of cases it would also grace the most prolific year for the Red Bull Racing team.