Sergio Perez is a featured character in the music video for Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny’s song “Monaco,” which was evidently shot in part during the Monaco Grand Prix earlier in the season.
The music video was launched last Friday and has received over 5.55 million views on YouTube and over 12.4 million streams on Spotify.
The song is already at the top of the global Spotify chart and has smashed the record for the most Latin solo song streams in a single day. It is expected to do exceptionally well over the next few weeks. However, the music video slightly features Perez, but it does feature Max Verstappen’s car.
In the music video video, Bad Bunny appears to be posing for a picture on a superyacht with the Mexican driver before donning the Red Bull driver’s helmet.
Perez smiles and laughs in his brief cameo in the music video, which are two things he most certainly didn’t do in Monaco. The Red Bull driver’s season began to drift into chaos during the Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco after a bad qualifying crash in Q1.
Perez has not been confident with his car since crashing during Q1 at Monaco, and throughout the remainder of the season, Q3 appearances have been uncommon for the Mexican. With only five points in the last three races, he is currently struggling desperately to hold onto his second-place Drivers’ Championship position.
Lewis Hamilton has managed to cut his lead to only 30 points with five races left despite having a worse car than the seven-time World Champion.
Perez is under contract to compete for Red Bull in the upcoming season, but it’s commonly accepted that Red Bull will consider Perez’s failure to place second in the championship standings unsatisfactory.
For the sake of his championship standings as well as the future of Red Bull, Perez needs to make an attempt to recover his early-season performance in the five remaining races.
There have even been rumors that he will be retiring at the end of 2023, but his PR has denied these claims and stated that they are untrue.