What was your toughest race before F1?
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.