Carmen, are you looking forward to returning to competition?
“I am really looking forward to getting out there. When you are a driver, you live for racing. Everything is done with motor racing in mind: preparation, nutrition, training…And it has been such a long time since my last race in September 2014!”
What challenges are you expecting this weekend?
“I am at Motorland Aragón to discover this form of competition and see how I feel behind the wheel of the Renault Sport R.S. 01. I have never raced with a closed cockpit car, so I am encountering a new world, and at a circuit that I have no experience on! For me, it will be more like a full-scale test session to try to set the car up along with my team mate before then setting off to find the speed. It’s going to be a challenge, but an exciting one and one I’m looking forward to and grateful to have in front of me. I don’t know a single driver capable to refuse a challenge!
My last race was back in 2014 and I’ve missed competitive racing, it’s something I love, always have and always will. I was busy last year with several simulator sessions at Enstone which taught me a lot, but nothing can ever replace actual competition. I’ll go up against the best and I’ll do the best I can.”
What do you think of the Renault Sport R.S. 01?
“It is a proper race car with an incredibly dynamic look and performance levels that can match those of certain open-wheel cars! I am still in the discovering phase, but its stability at high speed is exceptional for giving a driver confidence to exploit its maximum potential. I don’t need to tell you that I am impatient to get behind the wheel and to battle door handle to door handle! Finally, the only drawback of the Renault Sport R.S. 01 is having to share the driver seat with Jordan when you are comfortable behind the wheel!”