Mexican driver, Sergio “Checo” Pérez, made history last Sunday by securing first place in the Monaco Grand Prix (GP), achieving the third victory of his career in Formula 1; being the other two in Sakhir 2020 and Azerbaijan 2021.
The man from Jalisco has finished the race in first place after holding a tense defense against Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) who repeatedly pressured Red Bull to snatch the crown in Monaco, a circuit threatened by heavy rain that delayed the start by more than an hour.
Although the victory of Checo Pérez caused great emotion among his compatriots, social networks exploded by viralizing videos and images of the celebration where dazzled the presence of the former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón.
As part of the traditional Monte Carlo circuit party, Checo was the first to jump into the pool in front of all the members of the Austrian team and thus inaugurates a series of “dips” in the pool. Gradually more Formula 1 personalities joined and one of them was the former president, who is currently president of the Environment and Sustainable Development Commission of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).
Although Felipe Calderón has tried to keep a low profile since leaving the Mexican presidency in 2012, this time his presence at the Checo Pérez festivities caused your name will be placed on the trending list and in the public eyefor which users of social networks have made him the protagonist of hundreds of funny memes.
The images quickly caused controversy on social networks because the presence of the former member of the National Action Party (PAN) has been questioned at the sporting event.
Different netizens have described Formula 1 as a social elite sport, and Checo Pérez’s father, Antonio Pérez Garibay, who is MP for Morena and a supporter of the so-called “Fourth Transformation”, was also involved. They joked about Checo’s father’s possible reaction to his son’s coexistence with the former Mexican president.
Likewise, social media users have also speculated about the possible reaction the President of Mexico might have had upon seeing the viral video of the Formula 1 driver’s celebration, since It’s no secret that the relationship between Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Felipe Calderón isn’t the most ideal. On the contrary, rumors of annoyance on the part of the chief executive have multiplied because the official account of Twitter Mexico’s government deleted a congratulatory message he had sent to Checo Pérez, an action that came after his images with the former PAN president went viral.
Moreover, Felipe Calderón’s critics did not miss the opportunity to highlight the alleged problem of alcoholism suffered by the former leader of the PAN. Although this is not the first time that he has been criticized for having an excessive taste for alcoholic beverages, this factor has been one of the main ones taken up by netizens to mock and react to his actions with memes.
“If Anaya or Meade were presidents, They would already be in the ped* with the checo and the borolasfortunately we have a president who is not frivolous and who is busy governing”, “It shows that there is synchronized swimming, all the fachos with the same speech And the Borolas still in the water, that boy don’t change”, “We all know that the family of ChecoPerez is 4T, Felipe the Black Borolas was sneaking. And he hung himself instead Checo threw him in the water to get his ped down*”, are some of the comments from users of the social network.
It should be noted that Felipe Calderón attended the Monaco Grand Prix because he received the invitation by the prince Albert II of Monaco deal with issues related to the launch of the Prize”Through the influential impact“, which will include Formula 1 and will ensure an event with less ecological impact.
And it’s only since February 2022 Felipe Calderón has been appointed to his new role with the FIA and he had to perform various functions as President of the Environmental Commission for the Environment and Sustainability.