#74 Cem Bolukbasi
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Cem impressed in last year’s F1 Esports final, taking the chequered flag in a tense race around the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He’s not only made a name for himself in the F1 Esports Series, though, he’s also taken part in the iRacing World Championship Series.
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/ 2018 Qualification:
Q: Which was your favourite year in F1 and why?
A: 2017, I loved the looks of the cars and they were the fastest they have.
Q: What type of driving style do you think you have?
A: Aggressive but smooth.
Q: What platform did you first start racing online with?
Q: What is the first driving video game that you remember playing?
A: Gran Turismo 5 with a controller!
Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?
A: Even higher than last year which definitely was hard to beat.
Q: What does your average sim racing day look like?
A: Wake up, go out running, take shower, practice, go to gym, practice, sleep.
Q: How do you prepare before a race?
A: I practice and put loads of hours until I think I am ready. There is no limit to how many laps we can do and I try my best.
Q: How much practice do you put in, on F1 2017?
A: During the qualifiers, it's up to 7-8 hours a day.
Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?
A: Myself at my absolute best.
Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?
A: Being picked by an official Formula 1 team, a dream come true!
Q: Was there a team that you hoped would pick you, if so who?
A: Red Bull or Toro Rosso.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in the Pro Series?
A: The offline event environment, travelling and representing and official F1 team.
Q: Who do you think (bar yourself) will be the top challenger for the title win, in 2018?
A: Joni Tormala
Q: If you think there is something/anything that will give you an advantage over your competitors, what is it and how will you use it?
A: I think the extra qualities I have off the track, like fitness, interviews, media appearances. The things you need to be successful off the track. I believe I can use all these to take the pressure off when racing and focus 100% on what I do and perform at my best even when I am not racing from home.