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2017-02-10 11:14

TAKING A STAND: Mexican F1 driver Sergio Perez is backing a movement against US President Donald Trump. Image: AFP / Mark Thompson

Mexico City - The message proudly displayed at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is clear; it represents many Mexican motorsport fans views currently, it’s a call to action inviting fans to build bridges, not barriers.

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The message of goodwill displayed across the track uses the popular social media hashtag #BridgesNotWalls and was endorsed by one of Mexico’s most recognisable and popular athletes, Formula 1 driver, Sergio 'Checo' Pérez.

In November 2016, Perez dumped a sunglasses sponsor, Hawkers made a joke in Spanish on Twitter in the wake of Donald Trump's shock win in the US election.

Perez said: "I will never let anyone mock my country. Rather than worrying, I believe Mexicans must be united and well informed to keep our country on track.

"2018 is presidential election year in Mexico and it is then that we can raise our voices."

More: As it happened - Mexico GP

This photoshoot is a reminder of the open invitation to everyone to experience the F1 race, an event that brings together the very best of international motorsport and over 339 000 sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

The Mexico GP will be held on October 29th 2017.

#BridgesNotWalls #ChecoPerez #SergioPerez #Formula 1

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