Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s Sergio Perez confirmed to the media in Brazil on Thursday that he has split from Hawker Sunglasses, one of his personal sponsors following a derogatory Tweet about Mexico in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election win.

Following Mr Trump’s election win, Hawker tweeted that citizens could use sunglasses to shield their eyes from the building of the border wall.

Perez took immediate action saying that he could no longer be associated with the brand following their tweet.

Perez finished Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix in 4th place just behind Max Verstappen.

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