What was your mindset going in to this season?
: “I’m happy! If I could choose any team, any sport, any car, then I would pick where I am right now. I’ve been looking forward to racing again ever since I finished last season. So the hunger to compete and to win never goes away. In some ways over the winter it felt relatively short between the final race in South Africa, and in another way it felt like forever.
“Testing only tells you so much. Of course Petter and I compare times and scrutinize every little detail we can on the car, but it’s never really the proper deal until you line up on track against the other teams you will be fighting against. Then you really see where you are.”