DRIVER #15 // CAMPOS VEXATEC RACING
How big is your family?
There are six of us. I have three little sisters, one is just eight years old! And then there’s my mum, dad and me…
If you were an animal which one would it be?
Probably a lion…no, a dolphin! A dolphin’s quick and smart…and work in mysterious ways!
What’s your favourite pastime?
Jet-skiing! I’ve not been able to do so much this year because it’s been a bit cold, but now it’s summer, I will do!
Who would play you in a biopic about your life?
Probably Sacha Baron Cohen!
What was your best subject at school?
Geography, I loved it…want to test me on capitals? [laughs]
Tell us one thing nobody knows about you…
Mmm…let’s think of something creative. I have a few, I’m trying to think of the one that’s the most spicy! You can write “I drink a healthy green shake every morning”.
F2: What’s in it?
Stop typing, this is a secret. Cucumber, chia, bananas…it’s a very long list. Apple, rucola, protein powder, coconut…and whatever else in the kitchen’s that’s healthy!
What’s your strangest talent or dinner-party trick?
Considering I’m a race driver, playing the piano. I’m not bad, I guess. Every time I’m at Spa-Francorchamps in the Hotel La Source, there’s a piano so I try to perform to the hotel guests. I just studied from YouTube, so I guess that’s a strange talent!
Favourite person to follow on Twitter/Instagram?
It’s the F2 championship! [laughs] Let me open the list and I’ll tell you…there’s an Israeli comedian who I like very much, but nobody would really understand…so I’ll go with 9Gag!
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever heard over the radio?
There was a race about three years ago, and I crossed the line first. So I was sure to win, then I heard that I have a penalty. I think that’s absolutely the worst thing ANYONE can hear over the radio! I ended up finishing something like eighth…
Favourite moment of a race?
Every race, or during the races where I win? [laughs] I’ll say the start, the first ten metres when the lights go off.
Name something that your engineer keeps telling you to do?
Stop arguing! [laughs] I think that summarises everything…
What’s your usual reaction to “let’s take a group selfie?”
Sure! Give me the camera and I’ll do it, my arms are long. I try to be the star.
Have you ever been on your own Wikipedia page?
Yes! It was a while ago, I’d have to check again. Maybe I could learn more about myself from there…
What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
This is a good one. I was in a plane and it was crashing. Somehow, I found hundreds of parachutes under my seat and gave them out to everyone, so I was the hero of the day!
Where do you keep your trophies?
On a very nicely designed shelf in my apartment, right near a beautiful poster of me in the rain from Spa. I keep them very far away from the smoothie ingredients!