After a not so positive Russian Grand Prix Sergio Perez, who crossed the finish line in ninth place at the end of a complex weekend, the Mexican will certainly be able to console himself from an economic point of view, and this time for aspects not strictly related to the track. The Red Bull driver has in fact won a legal battle against one of his former sponsors, who will have to compensate him with a very high sum of money.
It all started in 2019, when the outsourcing company MGI Asistencia Integral came under the control of the oil company Pemex, owned by the Mexican government. Starting from that season, the same public company had terminated the sponsorship relationship with the then Racing Point driver, claiming to have “other spending priorities“Despite a multi-year contract signed with the previous company in 2018.
In fact, right from that championship, it was no longer present among the sponsors of Perez, who immediately filed a lawsuit against the oil company. Two years later, and following numerous judicial battles, the 31-year-old from Guadalajara – according to data reported by the local newspaper Reform – will receive compensation from his government of 58 million pesos, even 2.8 million US dollars. In addition, the Red Bull driver will also receive a default interest payment on the deal. In this respect, the figure will be subsequently refined by the court.