Purple Bull F1 driver Perez to enter workforce in Agag’s E1 powerboat sequence

Perez will personal certainly one of doubtlessly 12 groups competing within the E1 championship that’s set to begin in 2023, along with his squad set to compete with the Mexican nationwide colors adorning its RaceBird boat.

Again in 2010, Perez drove for Agag’s Barwa Addax GP2 squad and completed second to Pastor Maldonado within the standings with 5 wins (two characteristic and three dash). The pair have remained involved since then.

“I’m actually excited on the prospect of turning into a brand new workforce proprietor in E1 and having a workforce representing Mexico within the UIM E1 world championship,” stated Perez.

“Given my relationship with Alejandro, I’ve stored an in depth eye on what he’s been doing and his numerous championships, and I believe what he’s achieved with selling extra sustainable types of motorsport is commendable.

“Seeing a racing workforce flying the flag for Mexico on a world stage shall be wonderful and I can not wait to observe the RaceBird in motion for the primary time.

“I’ve heard a lot of optimistic tales concerning the boat and the thrilling sporting product E1 is making an attempt to create for followers with metropolis occasions.

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“For positive this shall be a fantastic problem in my profession and a studying expertise. I’m wanting ahead to getting began and serving to to develop the fan base in Mexico and around the globe.”

Agag, who’s stays FE chairman and began the Excessive E spinoff sequence the place he’s CEO, stated: “Me and Checo have remained shut mates since working collectively throughout our days in GP2, the place Checo drove for my workforce.

Team Mexican RaceBird boat

Workforce Mexican RaceBird boat

“In a humorous method, it feels a bit like issues have come full circle, with me hiring him as a driver and now Sergio coming into a workforce of his personal in E1.

“He’s not solely an extremely fast and proficient racing driver in his personal proper, however he’s additionally intelligent and has all of the attributes which are required to grow to be a profitable workforce proprietor.

“I’m delighted to welcome Checo to the E1 household and I sit up for seeing how the plans for Workforce Mexico develop.”

Agag has shaped E1 with former F1 engineer Rodi Basso, who was Rubens Barrichello’s race engineer at Ferrari through the Scuderia’s ultra-successful run between 2000 and 2004. He then went on to work for Purple Bull and McLaren’s Utilized Expertise division.

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E1 hopes to pit 12 groups and 24 pilots in a sequence of races around the globe involving the RaceBird hydrofoil boat, which may apparently attain speeds of 58mph, with the extra purpose of selling sustainable on-water expertise.

It’s sanctioned by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing physique of powerboating and, as was the case when Agag established FE with the FIA, E1 has an electrical racing exclusivity settlement.

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