#13 Patrik Holzmann
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After finishing in a formidable fourth place in last year’s F1 Esports final, Patrik is determined to reach his target of winning in 2018. A finalist in various other tournaments, he certainly made a great impression in the Pro Draft assessments, and brings great pedigree to the Toro Rosso Esports Team.
To finish first you have to finish first
/ 2018 Qualification:
Q: Who is your favourite F1 driver ever?
A: My favourite driver ever is Michael Schumacher, but from the current grid it's Kimi Raikkonen. He replaced Michael at Ferrari in 2007 and ever since then I have followed his career closely.
Q: What is your favourite wheel that you've driven with?
A: Fanatec Clubsport Wheel.
Q: Which car is your favourite to drive on F1 2017?
A: It's the Toro Rosso.
Q: What platform did you first start racing online with?
A: Playstation 3 on F1 2010.
Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?
A: The level is rising year after year, you could feel everyone has improved.
Q: What does your average sim racing day look like?
A: 2 hours of setup work followed by practice races with friends.
Q: How do you prepare before a race?
A: I like listening to music to get me in the right mood.
Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?
A: Joni Törmälä.
Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?
A: I liked it as a whole, met new people and it was just an amazing experience overall.
Q: If you could pick any race in the world to go to, which would it be and why?
A: Canadian F1 Grand Prix, the races always produce great action and the country/ city is beautiful.
Q: Was there a team that you hoped would pick you, if so who?
A: I had a great talk with Toro Rosso / RedBull at the draft in one of the days and I really wished to be picked and that's what happened. I literally could not imagine a better pick for me, I've been very lucky.
Q: Did you train and get fit for the Pro Draft?
A: Yes, in preparation for the Pro Draft I lost 8kg of weight which turned out to be very helpful not only in the assessments but also to make a better impression to the teams.
Q: What was your most memorable online race?
A: This years China race for the esports qualifier. It was great to beat so many talented drivers and to book my ticket for the Pro Draft as the first driver on the PC.
Q: If you could pick anyone in the world to be your teammate, who would it be and why?
A: I consider myself lucky to have Cem Bolukbasi as my team mate for the 2018 Pro series.