In the wake of the results of the election in the United States, one of Sergio Perez’ sponsors made a pretty dumb move in tweeting something derogatory about Mexicans. The infuriated Force India driver correctly cut ties with Hawkers, the sunglasses company, and the door is remaining very closed.
The irony Hawkers must be feeling right now. They made this stupid comment:
““Mexicans, put on these glasses so they can’t see your crying eyes tomorrow when building the wall”
Their concern with a wall is misplaced given the inferno that occurred on their bridge to Sergio Perez, who was furious. The sunglasses company tried to reconcile and salvage the relationship by starting a charitable foundation in Perez’ name, but the move to repair ties with the Mexican driver have fallen short, and who can argue with Perez’ decision really?
“I will not go back to working with them. Yesterday we finally broke the business relationship.
They proposed a foundation with my name, but I said no. I already have a foundation, but if they want to make one for charitable causes that’s fine with me, but I do not need it.”
– Sergio Perez
To make up for the loss of business with Sergio, maybe Hawkers should invest in something more attuned to their ability to express their casual pro-Trump approach. We would recommend flip-flops, given the President-Elect’s shift in stance on his extreme pre-election promises.
Back to Formula One, and Perez has enjoyed another solid season. He goes into the Abu Dhabi finale 7th in the standings, the best-of-the-rest position given that only Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari driver’s are ahead of him.
Ahead of the race, he said,
“It’s the final race of the year and you really want to close the season with a good result. It’s an exciting time and you need to keep focused on the job even though everyone is already talking about the following season.
You want to finish the year well to go on holiday with a sweet taste in your mouth, especially this year when there is so much at stake. Nobody wants to have a bad final race; it’s a pretty nasty feeling!”
– Sergio Perez