I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.
I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience.
It's always better to speak the language of the team. Not only for the direct contact with everyone - sometimes it also helps you to understand the mentality of the people in the team a bit better.
Three times before 1985, I just missed the title, so winning was a relief.
I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car.
Does it scare me, driving into nothing at 300kph? - Of course it does - I'm not an idiot...
For him it is just the beginning. He has his whole career still ahead and (winning the title so early) will make him stronger.
One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.
I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
It's like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain. I have absolutely no problem with it.
That is an important part of my success. Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.
When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
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.
The real problem is that it (F1) is in a permanent state of conflict,
It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage. Alain Pros
You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise.
Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance. Alain Pros
You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work.
You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not.
Do you know, why I really love my helmet that much? Because it makes me 15 centimetres taller!
Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere. Alain P
It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.
Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.
A German team could be quite good. But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.
I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.
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.
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