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Describe your teammate in one word.
In one word? This is really hard…
Ralph: Yeah, we’ve only known each other for one round!
Dorian: I really don’t know.
Ralph: The only thing I would say is fast! Although maybe I’d go with crazy as well…
Dorian: Crazy? [laughs]
Ralph: But I don’t know if he’s that crazy or not, so I’ll stick with fast. Now the pressure’s on Dorian…
Dorian: Well, I think that you’re a really nice guy, of course he’s fast too but obviously in racing everyone’s quite fast! So I’ll go with that.

If your teammate was a superhero, who would they be?
Umm…King Kong! Easy.
Dorian: Easy for you, huh? I would say…Superwoman!
Ralph: Woman?! Am I that feminine or…?
Dorian: Hold on, let me think of something else!
Ralph: You can have that, just for fun.

If you could steal one quality from your teammate, which one would it be?
That’s a tricky one…
Dorian: Well as I said before, he’s a nice guy and it’s good to come here and have a team-mate like him, because he can teach me…if I have a question because I’m new to Formula 2, he always helps me. So this is really nice.
Ralph: So a quality I’d need to take from him? I would like to be…I feel like sometimes, he’s carefree and he’s quite chilled out. So that would be good!

Who needs the longest warm-up before jumping in the car?
We don’t have so much reference!
Ralph: We really don’t! To be honest, I don’t need much…
Dorian: To be honest, I think I need more! At Spa, I did less because I had a problem with my ankle.
Ralph: We did do quite an intense warmup before Spa, but I would say he does more.

Who talks the most in the driver briefings?
We didn’t speak!
Ralph: Nobody does! Not one word, I never talk in the briefings…
Dorian: You are a serious guy!
Ralph: I know, but I never like to talk in them.

At which concert would you take your teammate to?
Céline Dion! I actually love her last release…
[Ralph edges away in his chair]
Dorian: Come here, you are too far from me [laughs]. Actually one of her songs was in Deadpool 2, I think it’s called Ashes. I love that song. And also My Heart Will Go On
Ralph: I think I’d take him to some kind of rave. He’s the type who’d just go for it and go crazy!
F2: Would you join in?
No, I think I’d just watch! I bet he’d go crazy.

What does your teammate do that annoys you the most?
Ralph: Nothing. Apart from saying that I would be a woman superhero…can I say that? [laughs]
Dorian: Maybe it’s too early…
Ralph: Come back to us in Abu Dhabi and we’ll see!

What’s the one place (country, restaurant, club,…) you’d recommend your teammate to go to on their spare time?
I think I’d recommend Java Club in Geneva.
Dorian: [pauses]
Ralph: I can feel he’s about to say something interesting…
Dorian: No, no! I would recommend you…I’d say the south of France, but you know it already! What else…there is a good restaurant in Monaco in the port. I’ve forgotten its name, but the dessert is really nice!
Ralph: What’s the name?
Dorian: I forgot! It’s on the corner of the port…
Ralph: Where Rascasse is?
Dorian: Yeah! Maybe you know where it is? It has pistachio icecream that’s really, really nice…

If you could give your teammate a nickname, what would it be?
Ralph: I used to get called “Ralphy” all the time, but that’s not really a nickname is it? It’s just one letter more.
Dorian: I would say…woman. [laughs]
Ralph: [laughs] What is this?
Dorian: No, really, I’d say…because he’s Swiss, “chocolate”.
Ralph: Chocolate? Okay…
Dorian: It’s because one of the first things I asked him was “do you like chocolate”, and he’s like “yessssss”! Chocolate is fine.

What’s the best advice you have for your teammate this season?
I think generally, he has more advice to give me than I give him!
Ralph: Don’t stall!
Dorian: [laughs] Okay!
Ralph: The clutch is difficult to get used to, so don’t stall and keep doing the work you’re doing. The speed will come.
Dorian: I can tell you don’t stall also, and keep teaching me as much as possible!

  Issue 22 F2
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