Verstappen & Perez’s showdown before Mexican GP

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were challenged to correctly pronounce the names of Mexican cities in a quiz before the Mexican Grand Prix, with Perez performing well but still making some mistakes.


‣ Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were given a quiz by Red Bull Racing ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix.
‣ The quiz involved pronouncing the names of several Mexican cities correctly.
‣ Sergio Perez, despite being from Guadalajara, also made some errors.
‣ The purpose of the quiz is not mentioned in the text.

In a light-hearted pre-race challenge, Red Bull Racing pitted their drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, against each other in a quiz to correctly pronounce the names of various Mexican cities. While it may have seemed like an easy task for Perez, being a native of Guadalajara, even he made a few errors along the way.

The quiz served as a fun way for Verstappen and Perez to engage with their fans and showcase their knowledge of Mexican culture. It also highlighted the friendly competition between the two drivers, adding an extra element of excitement leading up to the Mexican Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen, known for his competitive spirit, was eager to test his pronunciation skills against Perez. “I think there are some really difficult names in there that I have never heard before, but I’m up for the challenge,” Verstappen said before the quiz began.

While Perez had the advantage of being familiar with the names of these cities, he admitted that it was not as easy as it seemed. “Some of these names are tricky, even for me,” Perez laughed. “But I’ll do my best to pronounce them correctly.”

The quiz not only showcased the drivers’ linguistic abilities but also highlighted their camaraderie and willingness to engage with their fans. It was a refreshing change from the intense competition on the track and allowed Verstappen and Perez to connect with their Mexican supporters on a more personal level.

In the end, the quiz served as a reminder that even Formula 1 drivers have their moments of fun and laughter off the track. It added a touch of light-heartedness to the build-up of the Mexican Grand Prix and showcased Verstappen and Perez’s willingness to embrace the culture of the country they were racing in.

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