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Joni Tormala

  • Finnish flag

    Finnish

  • Age:

    21

  • Gamertag:

    TOPA8d

Result

  • /  Qualification:

    Round 2

  • /  Semi-final:

    3rd place

  • /  Grand Final:

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Q&A

Q: Who is your favourite F1 driver ever?

A: Being from Finland, it has to be Kimi Raikkonen! Apart from him, it's Max Verstappen. I've really been a big fan of his since he started out.

Q: Which circuit is your favourite on F1 2017?

A: Suzuka feels great.

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

A: The Red Bull feels really good around Suzuka. The set-up is perfect for there.

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

A: Grand Prix 4 in the early 2000s.

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

A: Five to 10 hours a week. I don't have as much time as I'd like.

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

A: Looking at the pace I have at home, I think I have a shot to win. A big factor will be getting used to the rigs and the set-up out there, but I'll be doing my best to win.

Q: In addition to Kimi and Max, which F1 drivers would you most like to meet?

A: Daniel Ricciardo for sure. And Lewis Hamilton is also cool.

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

A: I've never been to Abu Dhabi before and have never seen a Grand Prix live, so it will be amazing to be able to do both in one weekend.

Q: Describe how it felt to be at the live semi-finals in London.

A: I've never been to anything like it. I was surprised by how calm I was - I felt less nervous than when I was at home trying to qualify! It was amazing to have a crowd there cheering us on as well.