Force India driver Sergio Perez says competing at his home race is a 'dream' as Mexico prepares to return to the calendar for the first time since 1992.
Formula 1 has not visited the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 23 years and Perez will be the only home representative on the grid this weekend.
"It’s definitely a big dream for me to be able to race in my home country," he explained. "It’s been more than 12 years since I raced in my country, so definitely it’s going to be the biggest day of my career on Sunday, because to race in front of my whole people, all my country, it’s something very special.
"You know how Mexicans are. So, it’s going to be the most special day of my career, no matter what result I get on Sunday.
"I really hope that we can have a great result and cheer all the fans that are doing the effort to come. But definitely it’s just going to be a dream come true on Sunday to race in front of my crowd."
Perez is also optimistic that he can continue his current form, which has seen him score 49 points since Formula 1's summer break.
"We’ve been having a very good couple of races; the last six have been really strong for us," he said.
"I think there is a very good chance we can keep up the momentum. I’m looking forward to do that and try to score as many points as possible on the weekend for the team and for all the people who are coming to see me on Sunday."