Who I’d want to be: Felipe Massa. Almost tragic story, my favorite personality by far, mentored by Michael freaking Schumacher, teamed with 3 consecutive high/god tier champions (including Schumacher!), almost becoming a champion himself (and he should’ve). Also racing in the current era, which imo is much better than the previous ones. I’d also get to drive the F2008 for a bit!
Who I’d probably be: Ironically, Felipe Massa. He pretty much acts exactly the same way I do. Also seems to have confidence issues and has his trademark T-up sign in almost every photo, much like me. He’s also nice. Ungodly nice.
Close second/third: Michael Schumacher, Mika Häkkinen.
I don’t know, the past era drivers don’t really seem to interest me at all. (with some minor exceptions, of course: D. Hill (despise on the track, love off the track), Prost, Stewart, Clark, all of which I highly admire.)
I also highly dislike the “Winning is everything, nothing else matters” mentality.
Question for the OP: Could we change history by doing this?