Fifteen questions to Draco Racing drivers

15 questions, 15 answers, sometimes different , to better understand how Augusto Farfus (actually leader of the championship with 20 points of advantage) and Sven Heidfeld (at his first year in F3000) are living their season at the wheel of the...

15 questions, 15 answers, sometimes different , to better understand how Augusto Farfus (actually leader of the championship with 20 points of advantage) and Sven Heidfeld (at his first year in F3000) are living their season at the wheel of the Draco F3000.

Discover what they have told us..

1) Let's speak about your season 2003. How is it going?

AF - Far as here I can say that everything is going well--I just had some obstacles at the beginning, but after a hard work we have now resolved them. From now on we have to maintain the same rhythm. For sure my actual position in the classification is the result of the hard work done and of the fantastic feeling I have inside my team. This is my 2nd year in Draco and I think that this means an advantage for me.

SH - I regret a lot not to have already reached the point zone. It is true that both in testing and in free practice I'm constantly among the fastest drivers, but it is also true that during the race I have often troubles, like my accident in Pergusa and Spa--

2) Do you think you have reached your goals, even if we you have only raced 5 races?

AF - Well-- I have just begun to reach them! Now we have to obtain further pole, victories and then we have to win the Championship title!! And this is my final focus..

SH - Not properly, but we still have 4 races and I'm absolutely determined to score some points. The F3000 is so different from the F3 I was used to drive and I took a little of time to adapt myself.

3) Who are you more afraid of?

AF - Everybody. It is always an opened comparison between us. I do not have a particular adversary because all the drivers can be fast, so.. I have to fight with everybody!

SH - No one.

4) Where do you think you should improve yourself?

AF - Everywhere. I need to improve every day, in all the smallest aspects of me and my job ; we never reach the limit!

SH - In the capacity of exploiting new tyres. It is important to better use them during the first laps, when they can make the difference.

5) What about your first victory in F3000--

AF - My first victory-- I had been expecting it for a long time! Everybody on the team was waiting for it! It was since a lot of time that it was escaping to us, for a little, but finally it has arrived and together with a pole and a fastest lap! That day was a beautiful day, we felt a strong and deep sensation, simply wonderful.

SH - He he! Now I'm learning; I must learn, step by step, then it will arrive.

6) What is your favourite track?

AF - Spa -- Francorchamps and Monza.

SH - All the sats circuits

7) How do you should describe your relation with the team?

AF - I have a beautiful feeling with my team, it is like a family for me.

SH - I have a very good feeling, it is like a family, an important reference point. My team is really focussed on winning and is hardly working for this, and is helping me a lot to reach my goals.

8) Tell me your favourite sport.

AF - Motor racing.

SH - Fitness and bicycle.

9) Favorite Film.

AF - "Estacao Carandiru'' (a Brazilian film..)

SH - "American Pie".

10) Favorite colour.

AF - White.

SH - Black.

11) Favorite number.

AF - 8.

SH - 1.

12) Favorite race car.

AF - F1

SH - F3000.

13) Favorite street car.

AF - The Enzo Ferrari.

SH - The Enzo Ferrari.

14) Favorite driver.

AF - Senna.

SH - Senna.

15) The man in the motor racing who you have a great respect for.

AF - Adriano Morini.

SH - Michael Schumacher.

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