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Brendon Leigh

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    British

  • Age:

    18

  • Gamertag:

    BAM Leigh

Result

  • /  Qualification:

    Round 1

  • /  Semi-final:

    1st place

  • /  Grand Final:

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Q&A

Q: Who is your favourite F1 driver ever?

A: Lewis Hamilton because I love his aggressive driving style. I try to bring that attitude of his to my own driving style.

Q: Which circuit is your favourite on F1 2017?

A: Monaco. I just love the tightness of the barriers and the fact that if you make just the slightest mistake your race is probably over.

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

A: Mercedes.

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

A: First racing game was back in 2008 on F1 2002. I started getting into the competitive scene back in 2014 and ever since then I have been trying to elevate myself and my skills levels every year.

Q: And which driving video game is your all-time favourite?

A: F1 2006 was probably my favourite. It had a lot of features that some games don't even have today!

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

A: I was expecting to do well but wasn't expecting to get pole, to lead for every single lap and to get back-to-back fastest laps.

Q: You're considered to be one of the favourites to win the title in Abu Dhabi. Do you enjoy that pressure?

A: I relish it as I'm someone who likes to perform under pressure. To me, there's not many better feelings than having all the eyes on you and then going out and winning. Most importantly, I love proving the people who hate on you wrong.

Q: Toughest online opponent?

A: The two Saltunc brothers are unbelievably quick and I've been really impressed with Cem Bolukbasi.

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

A: I'm going to Abu Dhabi mainly to have fun but I'm a competitive person and I also want to do well. Anything can happen out there and you need a little bit of luck too. I've never been to a Grand Prix and I've never been abroad before. I'm so excited!