A former F1 champion – and the man who fought hard with Michael Schumacher back in 1994 to win the title… his best quotes
People ask me to describe myself, but it’s a very personal thing. You don’t feel comfortable.
You should never feel comfortable. There is something wrong if you are. You should always feel under threat, on the edge of your seat and pushing yourself. Win one and you want to win more. It’s never-ending.
The problem comes when you say that danger is part of the equation. Then you don’t do any more work on safety. That shouldn’t happen.
The sport would not survive today if drivers were being killed at the rate they were in the 1960s and ’70s. It would have been taken off the air. It is beamed into people’s living rooms on Sunday afternoons, with children watching.
If I am pushed I will push back, that is the way I am. I am very British. We don’t like to be pushed around. When the chips are down we might have to step into grey areas.
I have always liked a challenge.
There are a lot of factors in the life of an F1 driver which can combine to make you believe that you are somehow above normality. I think that is a mistake to start believing that. But, at the same time, it is important to be confident.
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