What was your tough­est race be­fore F1?

F1 Racing - - COVER STORY - Mar­cel Nicke, Ger­many

It was def­i­nitely the Pau Grand Prix, race two in For­mula 3. I was lead­ing the race by 14 sec­onds and I clipped the last kerb in the last cor­ner, went fully over it, and was very lucky not to break the car. I broke the wish­bone, but I still had to carry on. The car was bot­tom­ing and I couldn’t steer on one side, so I was six sec­onds slower for a lap and there were maybe two laps still to go.

I was de­fend­ing – you can’t re­ally pass in Pau – and then the Safety Car came out for one lap, and then re­leased us for the last lap.

So, I lost the race on the sec­ond to last cor­ner, but I still man­aged to nish sec­ond in a car that was six sec­onds a lap slower. That was my tough­est race. What a cir­cuit – I wish we could race there in F1.

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