How did you get started in racing? What initially attracted you to the sport?
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing WEC driver Andy Priaulx: “My father and grandfather both raced. I always loved watching them, helping them and I’ve always been drawn to anything with a throttle!”
What is your earliest racing memory?
AP: “Karting at the age of 8. I also used to ride motocross so I have raced almost my entire life!”
Who was your favorite racer growing up and why?
AP: “I would probably say that Nigel Mansell inspired me the most. I loved his ‘do or die’ attitude and commitment in the race car.”
Did you have anyone you considered a mentor in the racing world? Who was it and how have they helped you?
AP: “Derek Warwick and my long-time driver coach John Pratt. Both were pivotal in my career. Derek gave me my break in touring cars and John pretty much mentored me and guided me in my early days.”
What are you most proud of in your racing career?
AP: “Being a triple works champion and factory driver for 17 consecutive seasons.”
How would you describe your racing style?
AP: “Whichever way is the quickest is my style. You need to be able to adapt.”
If you weren’t racing, what do you think you’d be doing?
AP: “The alternative is too ugly to consider!”
What are some challenges that are unique to your sport compared to other racing series?
AP: “The huge financial challenges at the beginning of your career. This is so different to other sports and is a huge strain.”
What is the best piece of racing advice you’ve been given?
AP: “If you stand still in motorsport it’s like going backwards at a 100 miles an hour.”
Do you have any racing-related superstitions?
AP: “No, this is a sign of weakness.”
How do you relax when you have free time away from racing?
AP: “With family on my boat at home in Guernsey.”