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Igor Fraga

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  • /  Qualification:

    Round 1

  • /  Semi-final:

    3rd place

  • /  Grand Final:

    18th place


Q: Who is your favourite F1 driver ever?

A: Ayrton Senna. I think his mind was very strong. He was very focused and I admire this. He dedicated his life to racing and that's why I like him.

Q: Which circuit is your favourite on F1 2017?

A: Interlagos.

Q: Which car is your favourite to drive on F1 2017?

A: If you want performance I would choose the Mercedes. But I love the design of the Haas.

Q: How much practice do you put in on F1 2017?

A: A lot of time - about five hours per day at times. I am a Formula Three driver in Brazil but it's too expensive to race all the time in real life and so I practise a lot on simulators and video games to help me become a quicker driver.

Q: How long have you been racing for?

A: I have been racing since I was a child. I was born in Japan but am from Brazil and started to compete in karting at the age of five.

Q: How similar is F1 2017 to the real racing experience?

A: It is very similar, although things happen a lot faster in real life and reactions are more sensitive.

Q: What is the first driving video game that you remember playing?

A: My first F1 game was F1 2011. Recently, I saw the Esports movement was getting bigger so I started on Gran Turismo before entering the F1 Esports Series. I only had a week of practice on the game before I entered qualifying, and I made the top five.

Q: How well do you think you will do at the Finals in Abu Dhabi?

A: I think my driving is near to the limit and I have the pace. I need to improve in terms of strategy before Abu Dhabi.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about going to Abu Dhabi for the Finals?

A: I am really excited about the travelling. I have never been to Abu Dhabi and never been to an F1 race.

Q: Which F1 drivers would you most like to meet?

A: Daniel Ricciardo. He's a funny guy. He's always smiling and having a good time but he's also got an aggressive driving style and I like that.