#69 Michal Šmídl
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After taking the crown in a number of other Esports events, Michal brings with him a very impressive sim racing record. This is his first F1 Esports Series, and he’s certainly hungry for the title with his Haas team mate, Martin.
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/ 2018 Qualification:
Q: What platform did you first start racing online with?
A: Playstation 3 and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?
A: Obviously every driver wanted to enter the Pro Draft so the competition was really strong.
Q: What does your average sim racing day look like?
A: I’m doing sim racing almost every day but only for two or three hours. I’m mostly spending time on practising for the upcoming competitions.
Q: How do you prepare before a race?
A: I like listening to some good music before the race.
Q: How much practice do you put in, on F1 2017?
A: Not too much, just a few hours.
Q: What is your favourite track on F1 2017?
Q: Which driving conditions do you prefer, wet or dry?
Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?
A: Every driver on the same pace is a tough opponent.
Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?
A: Spending time with my friends from Team Redline with Paddock Club passes on Saturday.
Q: Have you ever been to an F1 race weekend before?
A: Yes, in 2016 and 2017 during the Italian GP.
Q: What was your most memorable F1 race and why?
A: Suzuka 2006 when Michael Schumacher retired due to engine failure.
Q: If you could pick any race in the world to go to, which would it be and why?
A: 24h Le Mans to feel the atmosphere.
Q: When did you first make your move to professional Sim Racing?
A: At the end of 2016 when I have won the GINETTA X ESPORTS CUP.
Q: Was there a team that you hoped would pick you, if so who?
A: I was hoping for Haas because me and Martin were talking with Cameron Brewster from Haas on Wednesday (few days before the actual picking).
Q: Did you train and get fit for the Pro Draft?
A: Nope, but I will be fit when the Pro Series starts.