I’ve decided to do a Heikki-line! (Some of the questions that he got asked were different).
What keeps you awake at night?
I’ll answer with a song.
If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?
What’s your earliest memory?
There’s not one particular memory that comes to my mind, it’s different small memories like talking to my grandmother, my 4th birthday, kindergarten, me crying about something etc.
Which person can’t you get through a day without talking to?
What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?
I don’t know if I can pick a single ‘lesson’ but quite many events have taught me to mistrust the other people. It doesn’t mean that I’m totally introvert or aggressive though.
Who do you most admire?
My mum and F1 drivers
What can’t you live without?
When were you happiest?
When I was in love for the first time.
If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
Don’t listen so much to what other people say, listen more to yourself. And don’t be such a coward!
If your racing career ended after this season what would you do with the rest of your life?
If my motorsport FAN career finished, I’d like to try singing German Schlagers.
What do you wish you were better at?
If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
Some German town, probably Rottach-Egern.
What animal best reflects your personality?
Wade Duck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Duck#Wade_Duck
What is more important in life than winning?
Family, of course.
What would you spend your last dollar on?
What is your greatest weakness?
I’m probably too emotional.
What’s the best advice you have been given?
‘This world ain’t a good place’. © My Latvian teacher
What scares you?
A lot of things, see my ‘animal’ above.
What is your worst habit and what is your best habit?
The worst? Probably spending too much time at the computer. The best? I always try to do my best to not disappoint the people that are important to me.
What’s your ultimate comfort food?
A hot borscht: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht
What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
Replay the highlights in my head.
What event can’t you forget but wish you could?
There are far too many of them.
What’s your favourite smell?
Probably the one of a Christmas tree.
Are you the man you always thought you would become?
Well, I never actually imagined that I would become something particular. I never had a clear vision of how my future should look like. But I think that I’ve basically reached more than I once hoped to, which doesn’t mean that I don’t have some unfulfilled dreams though.