Entering motorsport at the age of six, Sergio showcased his speed almost instantly in karts – winning junior categories before progressing to shifter karts. Eight years after taking his first steps on the road to Formula 1, Sergio joined the single-seater ladder – simultaneously signing a long-term partnership with Escuderia Telmex.
Beginning his professional racing career in the Skip Barber National Championship in 2003, Sergio moved to Europe to compete in Formula BMW in 2005, spending two years in the junior category before switching to British Formula 3.
Dominating the National Class in 2007 with four wins and taking fourth in the International Class one year later, Sergio’s maiden GP2 Asia Series appearance followed. A dominant victory in Bahrain allowed Sergio to progress to the GP2 main series, joining the grid in 2009 with Arden.
Completing his debut season in GP2 with a pair of podium finishes, Sergio impressed in the 2010 season by finishing as runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship behind Pastor Maldonado. Recording five victories – including a win in Monaco – Sergio secured a place in Formula 1 for the 2011 season.
Making his Formula 1 debut with the Sauber team, Sergio recorded five points-paying positions in his rookie season to cement his position at motorsport’s highest level.
Building upon that experience, Sergio completed an impressive second season with the Swiss outfit in 2012. Extracting the maximum performance from the car, Sergio recorded three podiums – including a pair of second-placed finishes and a near win in Malaysia – to take P10 in the Drivers’ Championship with 66 points.
When Lewis Hamilton left McLaren at the 2012 season to join Mercedes, Sergio joined the Woking-based outfit to partner Jenson Button in 2013. Recording 11 points finishes, Sergio gained further invaluable experience before joining Force India in 2014 – the first year of Formula 1’s V6 Turbo Hybrid era.
In only his third race with the team, Sergio ascended to the podium in Bahrain, with further memorable results following in Canada, Austria and Singapore. Concluding 2014 with 12 points finishes and P10 in the Drivers’ Standings, Sergio had completed his first season in what would be a long-term partnership with the Silverstone-based team.
Building upon an already strong debut season with Force India, 2015 saw Sergio secure an additional podium at the Russian Grand Prix to finish a then career best P9 in the Drivers’ Championship. This performance was only bettered in 2016, when Sergio recorded a pair of podiums in Monaco and Azerbaijan to record over 100 points in one season for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
Amidst a raft of regulation changes for the 2017 season, Sergio remained with Force India and continued to build upon his success – racking up 162 points and one further podium for the next two seasons.
Sergio showcased impressive form in 2019 by once more finishing inside the top 10 in the Drivers’ Championship while also making history – recording his 100th points finish at home in Mexico while concluding the campaign as one of 17 drivers in the history of Formula 1 to secure over 550 career points.
Remaining with Racing Point for 2020 alongside team-mate Lance Stroll after extending his previous contract with the team by three years, Sergio will continue his quest to drive the team forward to new levels of performance in what will be Formula 1’s landmark 70th season.