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Cem Bolukbasi

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  • /  Qualification:

    Round 2

  • /  Semi-final:

    3rd place

  • /  Grand Final:

    5th place


Q: Who is your favourite F1 driver ever?

A: As a driver I'd say Fernando Alonso but as a personality it has to be Daniel Ricciardo. Every time I see him I know there is going to be something funny happening very soon!

Q: Which circuit is your favourite on F1 2017?

A: Silverstone. I like fast corners and fast, flowing tracks. Silverstone has both.

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

A: Either Mercedes, because it looks cool on the screen, or Ferrari, as the livery is amazing.

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

A: Gran Turismo 5 with a controller!

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

A: Maybe 20 hours per week. But if I have a competition coming up then I put in even more hours in the build-up.

Q: Toughest online opponent?

A: I've been sim racing for about four years and raced against several champions. I've seen lots and lots of very talented drivers and it's very difficult to choose just one.

Q: Have you ever driven a real race car?

A: I've been involved in motorsport for over ten years. I've done karting and also tested Formula 3 cars and others.

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

A: As an F1 fan, getting to watch it as a finalist will be awesome. Hopefully, we might be able to meet some of the drivers. But we mustn't forget we are there to race as well.

Q: In addition to Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo, which F1 drivers would you most like to meet?

A: Lewis, Kimi...but any of them really!

Q: Were you expecting to do well in the semi-finals and qualify for Abu Dhabi?

A: I did have confidence and I thought I would qualify but you can never rest. I needed to make sure was fully prepared and that I put in the hours to make sure I did myself justice and reached the Finals.