Sergio Perez believes the Mexican Grand Prix should replace Abu Dhabi as Formula 1's season finale.
While Abu Dhabi has become F1's preferred venue for the last race of the campaign, Perez is convinced that the huge success of Mexico's return to F1 this year shows it would be a better place for the year to finish.
“I believe that the Mexican Grand Prix is at the right time of the year,” explained the Force India driver.
“If you had it at the beginning, I think the expectations would be set so very high for all the other grands prix that come after. None of them are at a level that the Mexican GP is today.
“So I would put it at the end of the season. I would trade it with Abu Dhabi, and put it as the final race, because I believe it is the most special grand prix of the season".
Perez is still on a high after experiencing the return of F1 to Mexico, and thinks that the event has played a part in changing the global image of the country.
“It was a super-special grand prix, where we received all the love of the people,” he said. “I think we owe a lot to my country. F1 is happy with Mexico.
“Before, people always talked about the bad things of Mexico, but now they have experienced it, that view has changed and it fills me with pride.”