Force India driver Sergio Perez has donated three million pesos which is equivalent to £ 1,24,500, to the victims of the earthquake in his home country of Mexico that killed hundreds of people. Last Tuesday’s earthquake toppled many buildings in Mexico City. It has caused major damage in neighbouring states as well volcanic bursts and tremors are feared as well.
The Formula One Mexican Grand Prix is set to take place in the capital from 27-29 October despite the issues caused by the earthquake as the organizers vows to conduct the weekend as scheduled. According to the veteran Mexican driver, Sergio Perez, it is the time to be united and that he is deeply concerned for his homeland.
The 27-year-old said this on his social media while stating that Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim, will also contribute to the disaster relief fund. All throughout his career, Slim backed him financially on way to driving previously in Sauber and McLaren. It is worth noting that Perez recently signed an year of extension to stay with Force India team for the 2018 season.