Speaking of Formula One, There are almost enough F1 drivers here to fill an entire startgrid. What’s so attractive about endurance racing compared with F1?
Yes, it’s incredible. I met Bruno Senna and André Lotterer who are obviously racing in the Rebellion, so I spent a little time with them. That was very cool, they’re great guys. I think the biggest difference between FIA WEC and F1, from a racer’s perspective, is the amount of driving you do. In F1 the amount of time you actually spend behind the wheel is pretty limited, whereas during a 24h race you’re doing 4 two-hour stints so you’re spending the equivalent of a full working day behind the wheel. In F1, you spend at most two hours in the car on race day.
You had the chance to see the Rebellion up close. What do you think it’s like spending 3 hours in the cockpit?
I even got to have a seat myself… I’m a pretty tall guy so it was a bit of a squeeze and three hours of racing would be tough. But even if you’re shorter, I think it would get pretty intense in there.