When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.
Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.
Those who have come into Formula One without experiencing cars devoid of electronic aids will find it tough. To control 800 horse power relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise.
You try to hide your emotions, so as not to show weaknesses to others. I believe it's the same for every sportsman.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
The more precisely I can drive, the more I enjoy myself.
You win a race, the next race it's a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That's what is funny. But that's what is interesting. And that's what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.
I retired simply because I didn't have the passion and motivation anymore; I was tired. At the time I thought, 'Well, I had a great time, there is the end.' At some moment, there is the right time to call it an end.
In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car.
Somehow I have managed to delay looking old. In reality I have good genes.
I like to share my life, and spend time with someone I love. That has worked 100 per cent with my wife.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
I always thought records were there to be broken.
The first thing, when I got the money, I knew I would support somebody. And the person I supported was my family. Because we were really in debt with the money. And - so I gave to my father this suitcase full of money. And he couldn't believe it. And that was something very special.
I will do everything I can to bring the Number One to Ferrari. The whole team and all the fans deserve it.
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