Will you give me a lift in your plane when you are next flying it?
Pascal Wehrlein, 2017 Sauber driver
Do you think that back in the 1980s drivers like you, Prost and Senna were able to dictate to teams like Mclaren more than the drivers are able to do today? Karun Chandhok, TV pundit
No, we could not, certainly not with Ron Dennis, but on safety issues we had a lot more say than the drivers of today. We had more voice, but in the team we had to behave like every employee had to behave. We were not prima donnas in that way.
F1R: What about in terms of development of the car? NL: For sure we had much more influence because we all depended on my ass feeling and translating to the engineers. Today everything is data driven, our information was much more important otherwise we would not have developed the car.
If he sets a time I can do it. He’s a nice guy.