Do you know, why I really love my helmet that much? Because it makes me 15 centimetres taller!
I like the mentality of the Americans. It's like when you talk about money.
You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise.
In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place. Alain P
Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.
Three times before 1985, I just missed the title, so winning was a relief.
It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.
I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car.
When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car. Alain P
Does it scare me, driving into nothing at 300kph? - Of course it does - I'm not an idiot...
In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place.
People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.
You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not. Alain P
I have had some problems because the French don't like people to have success, they don't like the number one.
Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
When I test I never go right to the limit. Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing.
I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth and I could have gone quicker, but I had to go slow. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.
Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.
I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.
So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good. There have been times when I have been flat-out to finish sixth, but you can't see that from the outside. In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place. I pushed like mad, yet everyone was gathered around the winner and they wer
For him it is just the beginning. He has his whole career still ahead and (winning the title so early) will make him stronger.
Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere. Alain P
I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
Without going to what I think is my limit. I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort, and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.
I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.
One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.
When I drove for British teams... they called me The Tadpole because I was too small to be a frog.
I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.