NEWS | 17/05/2021"In sport, regardless of the discipline, you need to work hard, make sacrifices and be dedicated", declared the racing driver.
"The motivation and desire to compete are things that are deep rooted. My return to Formula 1 all came about during the pandemic. I was performing to a good standard and why wouldn't I want to enjoy the thing that I like the most, which is to have the steering wheel between my hands?
Keeping yourself at the top
"To be honest, what really maintains that ambition is the fact that I'm so competitive. I hate losing, even when I'm playing cards or when I'm with my nephew at home. That competitiveness is what keeps you going for so many years and drives you on to want more. It doesn't matter whether it's a tennis match or a football game, I prepare to win it was if it were a cup final".
"The pressure is something that you learn to deal with. You need a pleasant environment and for your family to help you to enjoy yourself. But that competitive stress is inevitable. Throughout your career, you learn to manage it and save your energy for the really important things. It's a process that every athlete experiences. The pressure is there and nobody is born knowing everything".
"I'd like people to remember me as a driver who always gave his all at all times. I've never kept anything back, there have been no big ups and downs during my career. Every time that I got behind the steering wheel, I've always given my all, as if it was my big moment. I hope to leave a legacy behind for future drivers".