Perez backs Mexican GP’s anti-Trump initiative

Date published: February 10 2017

Sergio Perez has thrown his backing behind the Mexican GP’s #BridgesNotWalls hashtag, which protests Donald Trump’s controversial plans to build a wall on the Mexican border.

Ahead of this year’s Mexican Grand Prix, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is displaying the social media hashtag as a “simple and clear reminder of the open invitation” for all fans to attend the race.

Last season almost 340,000 attended the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

Force India driver Perez has thrown his weight behind the campaign.

“World class international events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Mexico provide an excellent opportunity to showcase to the world what the Mexican people are capable of achieving when we work together,” said Perez.

“Through this unique global platform, Mexico has been shown as a warm and welcoming destination.

“The 2015 and 2016 races were award winning, 2017 promises to be even more memorable.”

The #BridgesNotWalls hashtag has taken off on social media in the wake of US President Trump’s plans to build a wall between America and Mexico.