Sergio Perez says he's "incredibly excited" about the opportunity to race on home soil at this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix.
The event returns to the F1 calendar after it was cancelled last year, and Perez should have the chance to fight for at least a podium, much to the delight of his home fans.
He goes into the Grand Prix in fine form, having scored back-to-back podiums at the last two races.
"[I'm] incredibly excited, I am so much looking forward to it," said Perez. "My country has been so supportive of me throughout my career and I always love the chance to race in front of those fans.
"People are always blown away by the support I receive here in Mexico, but they have always backed me, since many years ago, when my career was first starting.
"It's just great to finally have a team and a car that we can dream of a victory in my home country. We have a chance to make a big result happen this weekend, so I will prepare as well as I can and we will see what we are able to achieve."
A special helmet design
Red Bull's double podium finishes in Turkey and the United States have put them just 23 points behind Mercedes in the Constructors' Championship.
Perez is hoping for another top-three result and has revealed that he will race with a new helmet design this weekend, which replicates the green, red and white colours of the Mexican flag.
"For Mexico, I wanted it to be a really special moment, so I spoke with my designer and he came up with an incredible design," added Perez. "It is probably my favourite design I have ever worn.
"I wanted to put my colours on it in a bigger and better way than before, because on all of my helmet designs I try to represent my country and Mexican cultures and traditions. I have even changed the colour of the foam to those of the Mexican flag.
"I really can't wait to wear it and since I revealed it this week the Mexican people love it!"
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