I like America, and I think probably the American people like me.
I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport – and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested.
For me it’s a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport.
Creating a top team and being in a position to win the Tour de France will give me a nice feeling. But I know it is not easy to create a top team from zero. You need good riders, good staff, a lot of preparation and, most important, a lot of sponsors.
I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself.
Ferrari gives you a special feeling.
I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky – my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.
For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now – I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
I like to race, not to do laps alone.
When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide.
In Spain there were no TV rights for Formula One.
If you’re in the best team in the world, you or your teammate have to win.