2019 Finalist


AGE: 22
GAME: Assetto Corsa
TWITTER: @Veloce_Jaaames

This or that

Which do you prefer?

Wet or Dry: Wet
Qualifying or Race: Race
GT or Single Seater: Single Seater
Coffee or Energy Drink: Tea
Sprint Race or Endurance: Sprint
Traction Control On or Off: Off, obviously!
Race at Night or Day: Night

When did you start sim racing, how old were you, and what was the game?

I started sim racing in 2017, I was 19 years old and the game was Project Cars. As soon as I realised that the games within sim racing were improving, I bought myself a cheap rig immediately. And I’ve been addicted ever since, haha.

Favorite track in sim racing?

Suzuka would have to be my favourite. Sector 1 is the primary reason for it with the ‘esses’ and setting up the car at that track can be extremely rewarding if you get the right balance and compromise.

Favorite car in sim racing?

I would probably say the Red Bull X2011 Prototype is my favourite, simply because nothing in real life can get anywhere near the speed of that thing. And that’s the beauty of sim racing, is that there are no limits in terms of the cars and tracks that can be created.

Dream real-life road car?

The Mclaren F1, a legend of the road car industry, and you won’t have passenger in the front with you which would be quite nice

Favorite real-world motorsport championship?

Formula 1, it always has been, ever since I first watched it in 2001, and probably will be for the rest of my days.

Circuit you would most like to drive for real?

Although Suzuka is my favourite track on a simulator, I would have to say that driving at Le Mans, at night, in an LMP1 car would be very, very special.

Car you would most like to drive for real?

The 2018 Mercedes Formula 1 car, simply because of how fast it was. So much downforce!

Real-world motor racing hero?

Ironically, Juan Pablo Montoya was my first racing hero, until he retired from Formula 1 in 2006. But since then I have a few, Sebastian Vettel and Sebastian Loeb are probably two standout ones for me though.