The latest highly anticipated F1 Tracks driver takeover has landed, as Racing Point ace Sergio Pérez takes over F1 Tracks and shares his favourite tunes.
The Mexican driver is known for being a fighter with a gentle touch on the track and this is reflected in his takeover. Sergio’s playlist features 28 songs including chart-topper “Dance Monkey” from Tones and I, Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” and Maroon 5’s “Memories”. The takeover also features several tracks from Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias: “Loco”, “Heroe” and “Bailando”.
When asked which song gets him in the zone before a race, Sergio said he regularly listens to Argentine singer Diego Torres’ “Color Esperanza”, as the song is about not giving up.
What was the first album you bought?
It was a long time ago: I still remember those days when you were buying the CDs! The first album I bought was Caraluna from a Colombian group called Bacilos. That was the first one and probably the last one that I bought because then the technology moved on a bit.
Which artist dead or alive would you love to see perform live and why?
Definitely Michael Jackson – I really liked him. I actually went to the show they do in Vegas and it’s impressive, so it would’ve been really nice to see him live.
If your driving style could be summed up by a song, which one would it be and why?
That’s a tricky question! It would be a hardcore song. Some heavy metal stuff.
Who is the best artist you’ve seen live?
I’ve never been to one of his concerts, but I saw Andrea Bocelli perform the national anthem in Italy. I really admire his voice and what he’s done for music.
If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take three albums with you, which would they be?
My music taste is so bad, but I would take both of Morat’s albums with me and maybe Michael Jackson’s greatest hits!
What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to music?
We have a group in Mexico called RBD. That one is one to be embarrassed about.
You work hard on your fitness outside of the car. Which tracks really help push you through a workout?
Not really, when I am training, I am training with Xavi and he speaks a lot.
Which tunes do you blast through your headphones to get you in the zone before a race?
There’s one from an Argentinian singer, Diego Torres, called Color Esperanza. It’s about not giving up so it’s a song I use a lot
Which tunes do you like to celebrate to with the team after a successful race weekend?
Depends if we going to a party or onto a plane. We usually get on a plane. But I like Coldplay.
Suppose you are allowed music in the cockpit – you are hunting down the car in front of you for the lead of the Grand Prix in the closing laps. Which song to you listen to and why?
Guns N’ Roses or something like that.
You form a supergroup with three other F1 drivers – who do you pick, and who plays what?
I will play guitar. Lewis already has that rockstar style so he would be good for the group. He can be the frontman. Kimi can be on drums and Ricciardo has some good moves so he can be in too.
Is there a certain song which instantly reminds you of a moment in your F1 career?
Color Esperanza again.
Which of your fellow drivers on the grid have the best and worst taste in music and why?
Lance has a good taste in music. Kamui was different he was into the electronic music.
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The full Sergio Pérez F1 Tracks playlist can be found on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3iRCuBH