The incredible story of Sergio Perez: At 14 he paid 150,000 euros to drive and lived in a restaurant

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The Mexican’s biography shares what it was like moving to Germany to start his career

The incredible story of Sergio Perez: At 14 he paid 150,000 euros to drive and lived in a restaurant

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Formula 1 drivers are well compensated for reaching the top levels of motorsport, but behind that are stories of hard work and perseverance.

That’s no different for Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez, who’s biography ‘Nunca Te Rindas’ (Never Give Up) shares anecdotes and stories of the now famous driver from Guadalajara’s journey to F1.

Written by Alejandro Rosas and Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the book goes over how Checo had to emigrate to Europe during his formative years.

That’s how he landed in Germany, and where he came to live in a restaurant.

It’s during that time that the ‘never give up’ mantra began to take shape for Perez.

Through his Instagram account, the Red Bull driver showed off the small town of Vilsbiburg, near Munich, which is where he made his debut in the German Formula BMW.

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Checo joined the Speedmedia team when he was just 14, and it certainly wasn’t a cheap endeavour for the Mexican.

In order to drive one of their single-seats, Perez had to pay 150,000 euros.

He even began to live in the owner’s restaurant after it was revealed he was sleeping in a hotel for truck drivers.

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