Do you have to be fit to drive well, do you do any form of fitness training? Fitness is the most important thing for a driver, I usually follow a fitness routine which involves running, body fitness and endurance training.
Do you also have to keep your weight down and do you have to work at this? My weight has to be in a certain limit or else I will be at a disadvantage to the other drivers who are actually lighter.
How did you prepare for the Bahrain Red Bull Kart Fight final and what have you been doing to get ready for Italy? I qualified for the national final in Bahrain and since I’m racing for the Bahrain National Championship, I had an extra advantage over other drivers. I had a problem in my kart but I managed at the end to lead the race and book myself a ticket to Italy. After that I just continued my regular training which helped me to get ready for the world final in Italy
How did you feel at the start of the big race in Italy, is this the first major international contest you’ve taken part in? It was a really interesting event specially as professional Red Bull athletes were coaching us such as David Coulthard, Sebastian Loeb, Daniel Richardo and Carlos Seinz. Actually this is not my first international event, I participated in the Under 18 World Championship but the Red Bull kart Fight is a totally different experience.
How long was the drive and how do you feel it went? Two exhausting days by the time it was finally over, it was really tough to keep up with the best in the world, at the end I finished tenth out of 20 which is a pleasing result for me.
What’s next for you, do you hope to make driving a career and look towards heading to the big time? I’m looking now to move into another class which is single seaters, I’ve spoken to many teams and hopefully starting 2013, I will have a testing on the calendar.