The Mexican pilot, Sergio “Checo” Pérez, made history last Sunday by obtaining first place in the Monaco Grand Prix (GP), thus achieving the third victory of his career in Formula 1; being the other two in Sakhir 2020 and Azerbaijan 2021.
The man from Jalisco finished the race in first place after holding a tense defense against Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) who put pressure on Red Bull on several occasions to snatch the crown from Monaco – a circuit that was threatened by heavy rain that delayed the start by more than an hour.
Although Checo Pérez’s victory caused great commotion among his countrymen, 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 celebration at the Monte Carlo circuit, Checo was the first to jump into the pool in front of all the members of the Austrian team and thus inaugurate a series of “dips” in the pool. Little by little, more personalities from Formula 1 joined and one of them was the former president, who currently serves as president of the Environment and Sustainability Commission of the FIA (International Automobile Federation).
Although Felipe Calderón has tried to keep a low profile since his departure from the presidency of Mexico 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) was questioned at the sporting event.
Different Internet users described Formula 1 as a social elite sport, and Checo Pérez’s father, Antonio Pérez Garibay, who is a deputy for Morena and a supporter of the so-called “Fourth Transformation”, was also involved. They joked about the possible reaction of Checo’s father for the coexistence his son had with the former Mexican president.
Similarly, users on social networks also speculated about the possible reaction that the president of Mexico may have had upon seeing the viral video of the Formula 1 pilot’s celebration, since It is not a secret that the relationship between Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Felipe Calderón is not the most ideal. On the contrary, the rumors of an annoyance on the part of the leader of the Executive increased because the official account of Twitter of the Government of Mexico deleted a message of congratulations that he had issued to Checo Pérez, an action that took place after his images with the former PAN president went viral.
Additionally, critics of Felipe Calderón did not miss the opportunity to highlight the alleged problem of alcoholism that the former PAN leader suffers from. Although it is not the first time that he has been accused of having an excessive taste for alcoholic beverages, this factor was one of the main ones taken up by Internet users to make fun of 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 is busy governing”, “It shows that there is synchronized swimming, all the fachos with the same speech And the Borolas always in the water, that boy does not change”, “We all know that ChecoPerez’s family is 4T, Felipe the Dark Borolas was sneaking. And he hung himself, rather Checo threw him into the water so that his ped will go down *”, are some of the comments from social network users.
It should be noted that Felipe Calderón attended the Monaco Grand Prix because he received the invitation by the prince Albert II of Monaco to deal with issues related to the launch of the Award “Grace Influential Impact”, which will include Formula 1 and will ensure an event with less ecological impact.
And it is that since February 2022 Felipe Calderón was appointed to his new position within the FIA and has had to perform different functions as president of the Environmental Commission for the Environment and Sustainability.