PREVIEW: GP AUSTRALIA 2013
What’s your favourite place in Melbourne?
I couldn’t name only one place! I like the beach and Melbourne is a great place to be. There’s a nice vibe to the city and the food in the restaurants is always good – I like the track there too.
What do you love most about Australia?
Australia is an amazing country – it’s great that you can see animals you’d only otherwise see in zoos, such as kangaroos and koalas; and the nature they have there is impressive with the outback. It’s such a shame that Ionly get to see a small amount of the country – but each year I see a bit more, which I always enjoy. After testing it’s good that now we finally get to go racing.
How special is the Australian Grand Prix to you?
I’ve been on the podiums at most tracks around the world and have won at quite a few circuits and Melbourne is one which I would like to add to that. I really enjoy driving at the track, the atmosphere is fantastic. In general the people of Australia love the Grand Prix and are excited to have a world class event there. I’m proud when we go there with F1 as an industry and that we put on such a great event. Of course I want to go there and perform well, so I’ll be focusing on myself to get the job done. The champagne will taste a little bit better in Melbourne if I get on the podium there.