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I say what I think, and if somebody attacks me unfairly, I definitely tell them.
Sometimes it’s better to come through from, say, last to eighth than staying eighth, and you’ve qualified eighth!
Of course I think everybody has moments in their careers when they’re frustrated, or you’re not happy with the current situation.
Of course I am doing a good job, but you can always improve, and I just leave it up to people outside, around me or whatever, to judge on that.
When I was very little, my dad had his own go kart team as well while he was still in F1, so I always joined and riding through the paddock on my bicycle.
I always try to get the best result out of it, I’m not there to just sit second or sit third. I’m a winner, and I want to win every single race, and I will always go for it.
The biggest critic I have in my life is my dad, so everything else is just a breeze; it doesn’t really matter to me.
I want to win because I am the fastest out there instead, not by luck; then it means a lot more to you.
To be honest, it doesn’t matter who is next to me in whatever team.
If you haven’t really raced a lot in lower categories, and you make the jump to Formula One, you have to learn in Formula One, and a lot more people are watching.
I think it’s always better to be in an F1 car because, in general, the car behaves itself.
At the end of the day, driving on the limit, sometimes over it to achieve the best out of it, especially at such high speeds… mistakes are easily done.
I really want to thank Red Bull Racing and Dr. Helmut Marko for the confidence they have in me.
I have to say it was a very good start, a very good first season. I enjoyed it a lot, scored good points and gained a lot of experience.
In general, the spotlight has been on me.
If you start doubting yourself like that, thinking, ‘Am I good enough?’ – maybe there is a reason you’re thinking that.
My career is more important than girls.
My dad always told me you have to be as quick as you can straight away out of the box. Some people say, ‘Feel your way into it; build it up.’ No. My dad would say, ‘Straight away, you have to be there.’ And I think that helps to warm up your tyres and brakes to be on it a bit more from lap one.
I can’t thank all the people at Scuderia Toro Rosso enough for all their hard work.
For me, it doesn’t matter if you are fighting a world champion or not.
If you are a bit weak in your head, maybe you can train your mind, but it will never be your strong point.
I think if you show respect on the track to each other, and you do clean overtaking moves, then they get respect for you.
Ever since I was 7 years old, Formula 1 has been my career goal, so this opportunity is truly a dream come true.
I am not there to finish fourth at the end of the day. I am there to win as a racer, but on the radio, it sounds I am arrogant and not listening to the team, but it is not like that.
Of course you learn from certain moments, and you always get more and more experience, so maybe in the future you will do some different things, but in general, the basics always stay the same.
I’ve always been good at realising what went wrong and stuff, and I was always being able to look at the positives from it.
You have to be patient: trust the team, that they can deliver a good job.
The thing is, all the time I press my radio button, it is broadcast, and sometimes it sounds a bit arrogant – especially the ‘I’m not here to finish fourth’ – and that is just what comes up in my mind.
I have good people around me, so I always have advice. A lot of people can talk to me, but it’s me, of course, who still has to take that to the track and to perform.
It is not because others tell me I have to change my driving style that I will change.
I focus on myself, but all these stupid comments you read on social media and journalists, it’s really stupid.
It is not only about just doing a fast lap. You also need to use your brains and be clever, and I think that is what makes you a complete driver at the end.
The smell of fuel, driving on the limit on the edge of sliding, it just gives you a lot of adrenaline.
In the end, I think in F1 it is very hard for a girl.
I think, in general, not only in Formula One but just in a lot of sports, when younger people come in and they do well, there’s always a bit of talk going on. I think that’s pretty normal.
It is very unfair, and on social media you have all these keyboard warriors who just type something, and they never say it to my face. That’s very weak I find.
As a driver, I will always be the same guy.
I want to rely on my gut feeling. Isn’t that what made great race drivers in the end?
I tell my engineers that they should not overload me with information.
As a driver, it is important to focus on yourself and believe in yourself, and there shouldn’t be a reason why, when you are in F1 and there is more attention, you change your approach.
Of course there will be difficult times, and there will be more in the future, but I know what I have to do in the car.
My ultimate dream is just to become world champion, and not only once. So that’s my dream, and it doesn’t matter with which team it is.
I just enjoy it and drive as fast I can. But so many people think your psychology is such a massive thing. For me, it’s not necessary.
I think you can improve on everything; you’re never perfect.
I’ve raced at the Hungaroring in Formula 3, and it’s a bit of a Mickey Mouse track.
People always think they know better. In football, everybody thinks they can be head coach and do it better. It’s the same in F1: they always know better, even if they have no experience of it.
As racing drivers, you always have those moments that it gets a bit heated, but then you start from zero again.
There is no such thing as a low risk lap in Monaco. It doesn’t exist if you want to be fast, because you have to be on the limit.
That’s what I enjoy, always driving on the limit of what you can do.
Preparation for Monaco is a little different: you definitely build up a little bit slower throughout the weekend and pace yourself. It’s important to find the limit carefully.
My first memory of motor racing – I think it was just attending a go kart race.
The only place that matters is first.
It’s just racing. Sometimes you have difficult moments, and then you try to work hard, and you keep working hard, and you overcome the situation. It’s as simple as that.
I’m normally not really an angry person. Maybe some other people have a different opinion.
The world championship is what I am here for.