SEF: What’s your favourite circuit and why?
AP: I would probably say Macau, I love street tracks and have had so many good races there, clinched all three of my world championships on this track.
SEF: What do think about motorsport safety? Do you feel it’s too strict with aspects like run offs for instance or should more be being done?
AP: Obviously Macau is a fast track and safety must be massive consideration. I think that street tracks should always protect the heavy braking zones as much as possible and any form of Halo or head protection for single-seaters would be a positive. I hope that the progress made in F1 can filter down as quickly as possible to the lower formulas where safety is sometimes not as good as the latest F1 tracks!
SEF: Your best ever race; where and when was it?
AP: I would say that sometimes my best races where not necessarily my biggest wins but more the races where the car wasn’t great and I managed to drive to the maximum of my ability (and the cars potential) and maybe produce a good points hall over what could have been a poor weekend! Being better on your bad days than anybody else is what can help you win championships under pressure.
SEF: Your motorsport hero?
AP: I always loved Mansell; his determination and passion, always 100% and always the fans favourite.
SEF: What is the best race car you have ever driven in a race, and again, where and when?
AP: I always enjoyed the V8 super cars, I won best international driver and finished 2nd overall in Surfers Paradise and also led Bathurst for 29 laps in 2013…I also enjoyed very much the Williams V12 F1 car, I tested this car for BMW in 2005/6, this was amazing!!