#98 Martin Stefanko
Did you know?
Whilst this is Martin’s first time in the F1 Esports Series, the Czech has some great sim racing achievements under his belt – he’s the Virtual GP 2017 Champion and FSR 2017 Race Winner. Martin’s set his sights on the title, and will be aiming for the top step of the series.
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
/ 2018 Qualification:
Q: Which was your favourite year in F1 and why?
A: 2008, because of the title fight between Hamilton and Massa.
Q: What was the first driving game you remember playing?
A: F1 1998 on PS1
Q: What type of driving style do you think you have?
A: Accurate, gentle, relaxed
Q: What is your favourite wheel that you've driven with?
A: Fanatec CSL Elite
Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?
A: I found them to be one of the best in the simracing community.
Q: How do you prepare before a race?
A: Working on the setup, calculating the strategy, improving my racing line and pace.
Q: How much practice do you put in, on F1 2017?
A: 30-60 minutes per day.
Q: Which driving conditions do you prefer, wet or dry?
A: Dry is more competitive, but wet is more fun. I prefer dry.
Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?
A: Michal Šmídl
Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?
A: Flossing with Olli Pahkala at Turn 3 after the race.
Q: Have you ever been to an F1 race weekend before?
A: I have been to the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2017.
Q: What was your most memorable F1 race and why?
A: Valencia 2012, because my favourite driver Fernando Alonso climbed up from 11th on the grid to winning the race.
Q: If you could pick any race in the world to go to, which would it be and why?
A: Abu Dhabi, because it is the season finale.
Q: Outside of racing, who is your hero/inspirational character?