How pivotal a race might the 2023 Mexican Grand Prix be in the Formula 1 career of Sergio Perez?
That's the question asked on this edition of The Race F1 Podcast, as special guest Diego Mejía of Fox Sports Mexico and The Race en español joins Scott Mitchell-Malm and Edd Straw to look ahead to the Mexican GP.
Attention is on Perez heading to his home race given his tricky run of late in the RB19, and the panel ask whether he's turned a corner - having responded to two dreadful weekends with a solid performance at Austin - in time for the visit to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit he's scored podiums at in the last two years.
What route Perez needs to take to get the best out of Red Bull's cars and the key quality he needs to show Red Bull are also considered - as is the role successfully exhibiting those could play in Perez staking his claim for a 2025 contract extension.
There's a closer look too at Perez's hero status in Mexico and whether he can use his home support to raise his performance level, at how his slump in competitiveness has been received in Mexico, and whether second in the F1 standings is his to lose or win.
There's also a wider look at F1's growing popularity in Mexico and Central and South America, plus a host of questions from The Race Members' Club on sprint races.