TOPDRIVERS: Fabien Jeanblanc

In order to follow his idol Schumacher he must go really really fast.

Meet Fabien Jeanblanc, one of the Abarth #TOPDRIVERS.

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Full name: Fabien Jeanblanc

Birth date: 20/05/1989

Birthplace: Orange (France)

Current age: 24

Height: 1,84m

Weight: 75kg

 

Short Biography 

In 2010 I had best driving skills score at the Nissan FreeRace and I was finalist of défi kart jeune FFSA.

In 2011 I won the Jcup on the Magny-Cours F1 track.

In 2012 I was the french finalist of MIYR, Trofeo Abarth 500 Race at Franciacorta with a podium (3rd place)

 

Strenghts

I never give up, trying to be calm and learn from mistakes.

 

Weaknesses

I need more race experiences.

 

Career high

The call who says me that I’m an Abarth Race Driver for the 2013 Trofeo!

 

How did MIYR change your life?

I was dreaming about races since childhood… MIYR makes my dreams comes true!

 

What is your passion aside racing?

I love Basket-ball and spend some good times with my friends.

 

What is your biggest dream?

In racing, my dream is to win!

I want to win races and why not in endurance… GT3 could be the goal of my career.

 

Which is your favorite circuit worldwide?

Magny-Cours F1 circuit is my favorite, lot of things started there for me.

 

Who is your favorite driver/role model in history of racing and why?

Since I was 5, my favorite driver is Michael Schumacher, I was admiring him each weekend in front of TV.

But last year I met few times Yannick Dalmas and I was astonished by his calmness. He is the faster man I know but also the most humble. He is a real role model!

 

Which of the other MIYR finalists are you most afraid of and why?

Each guy is very fast, Alberto I still don’t know how he was so fast last year!

Fabio doesn’t afraid me but I guess he is worried from my car (he remember the bumps!), Jérôme will be at home each race, James was very fast but not lucky on the race and Arne is very constant.

 

Tell us a secret you would never tell your mother!

When I leave home and she says «be careful and no stupid things !» … I ever do!

Love you Mom!

 

On what social media can fans find you?

On Facebook as Fabien Jeanblanc Pilote Automobile  and on Twitter  as @Geordges

(Fonte: teamabarth)

TOPDRIVERS: Arne Kümmelberger

As a German driver his favourite track is Nürburgring. 

Arne Kümmelberger is ready for the starting grid as one of the Abarth #TOPDRIVERS.

 

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Full name: Arne Kümmelberger

Birth date: 10 April 1989

Birthplace: Zschopau, Germany

Current age: 24

Height: 1.93 m

Weight: 86 kg

 

Short Biography 

I approached the world of racing thanks to my family who brought me to motor races STW. Then I participated in kart competitions, improving my affinity to cars. In 2012, I had the opportunity to take part in Make It Your Race, as German finalist.

 

Strenghts

Tenacity, strength of purpose, equanimity

Career high

Participation in Make It Your Race!

 

How did MIYR change your life?

MIYR gave me the opportunity to start racing and meet many interesting people.

 

What is your passion aside racing?

I love sports like alpine climbing, biking, football. I like rock music, fast Italian cars and the southern lifestyle.

 

What is your biggest dream?

To succeed in racing and, at some point, drive the North Loop in the 24h race.

 

Which is your favorite circuit worldwide?

Nürburgring circuit.

 

Who is your favorite driver/role model in history of racing and why?

Ayrton Senna, for his big successes and because he had an unforgettable impact on motor racing with his unique driving style and his polarizing conduct on and beside the track .

 

Which of the other MIYR finalists are you most afraid of and why?

None of them. They are all good and all try to give their best.

 

Tell us a secret you would never tell your mother!

My biggest wish is to make a living with motor racing!

 

On what social media can fans find you?

On Facebook

(Fonte: teamabarth)

TOPDRIVERS: Fabio Elio Keller

Perfectionism balanced with mental strength and technique. Read Fabio Elio Keller interview, one of the Abarth #TopDrivers.

 

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Full name: Fabio Elio Keller

Birth date: 20/03/1992

Birthplace: Zurik (CH)

Current age: 21

Height: 1.77m

Weight: 72kg

 

Short Biography 

I’m a sport fanatic. I began Karting in 2004 competing in several races. I’m Swiss Championship and I got  several circuit record in Switzerland. I drove in Formula BMW in 2008 and I was MIYR winner for Switzerland in 2012.

Strenghts

Mental, control of emotions, endurance & technic.

 

Weaknesses

Perfectionism.

 

Career high

A 2nd place at the European Karting Championship.

 

How did MIYR change your life?

I really learnt to drive a car fastly.

 

What is your passion aside racing?

I love technical stuffs, marketing, publicity and my girlfriend, of course!

 

What is your biggest dream?

To become a WTCC official driver for Alfa Romeo, I really hope they will come back soon.

 

Which is your favorite circuit worldwide?

Sao Paulo circuit.

 

Who is your favorite driver/role model in history of racing and why?

Ayrton Senna, because of his philosophy.

 

Which of the other MIYR finalists are you most afraid of and why?

Alberto Fontana, because of his Nationality representing Fiat Home country!

 

Tell us a secret you would never tell your mother!

I’m  superstitious!

I love to watch the stars in the Sky and to walk in an empty forest.

 

On what social media can fans find you?

On Facebook, as Fabio Elio Keller and Twitter.

 

(Fonte: teamabarth)

TOPDRIVERS: James Brazier

Make It Your Race changed his life. Meet James Brazier one of the 6 Abarth #TopDrivers

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Full name: James John Brazier

Birth date: May 23rd 1988

Birthplace: Middlesex, England

Current age: 24 years

Height: 1.83m

Weight: 80kg

 

Short Biography 

I have only one race experience which was at Franciacorta, Italy in 2012 in an Abarth 500 Assetto Corse. I was given this experience by Abarth Make It Your Race and I am extremely grateful as it was on the of the best, exciting, adrenaline filled experiences I’ve ever had!

 

Strenghts

I feel my strengths are my determination, love of motorsport and some go kart experience through which I had some idea of ‘race craft’.

 

Weaknesses

I had no previous race experience so I was extremely nervous at the race weekend.

 

How did MIYR change your life?

MIYR changed my life in a way that gave me a real understanding and respect for professional race drivers. It made me realise that being a racing driver is what I want more than anything else. It was a feeling that I couldn’t possibly explain. I was definitely born for it!

 

What is your passion aside racing?

Aside from racing I have always been passionate about music; I have played drums since I was 8 years old and have played in a professional band for many years, if it came to choosing a path, racing would win!

 

What is your biggest dream?

I know with certainty that my biggest dream is to be a professional racing driver for a team who I could develop my skills with and gain further understanding of motorsport. The thought of racing and winning for my team would be the biggest prize for me.

Which is your favorite circuit worldwide?

My favourite circuit is Spa Francorchamps; when I was young the shape always appealed to me when watching F1! Through the years of watching motorsport I love watching the high speeds when drivers approach Eau Rouge. It looks so scary but so fun! Especially when you get to see two drivers overtaking whilst navigating that incline and bend at such high speeds, I would love the chance to experience it myself!

 

Who is your favorite driver/role model in history of racing and why?

Ever since I was little and first got into motorsport, my family had models and pictures of Michael Schumacher so I grew to watch him every weekend and he became my absolute idol. I dreamt one day I would follow in his footsteps and become a racing driver. I’d say he has been my biggest inspiration towards racing; I would continuously study his racing lines then try and replicate them on track in my go kart.

 

Which of the other MIYR finalists are you most afraid of and why?

Among MIYR contestants, the one I am most afraid of is Fabio Keller; he was quite underestimated during the competition and was unfortunate to have some problems on the race weekend. When he was in his zone and everything was working he was very quick, I hope he does well in this series as he was a nice guy.

 

Tell us a secret you would never tell your mother!

When I first started learning to drive my Mother bought me my first car which was a VW Golf mk2 and I was desperate to drive it, so when one afternoon my mother and father went out for a few hours , I secretly took my keys hopped into my car and drove out the drive and around the block before carefully parking it back into the drive! All of this was before I had passed my test!

My other secret passion is reading books on history and ancient myths! I love astronomy and own my own 8” Dobsonian telescope which I get to view other planets and as far as other galaxies… complete nerd! I am into astrophysics and all things science; I have been to two Brian Cox (Television science presenter and astronomer) shows!

I have a massive addiction to chocolate and struggle to lay off the sweets between training at the gym!

 

On what social media can fans find you?

On Facebook.com as Jamie Jambo Brazier

Here my Twitter account Twitter.com/jjbrazier and YouTube one Youtube.com/jjbrazier

 

 

(Fonte: teamabarth)

TOPDRIVERS: Alberto Fontana

The road the leads to the dreams is never easy. The very important thing is never to give up. Read Alberto Fontana interview!

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Full name: Alberto Fontana

Birth date: 14/06/1990

Birthplace: Torino, Italy

Current age: 22

Height: 1.84 m

Weight: 73 kg

 

Short Biography 

Since I was 7,  I  had an incredible passion for motorsport. I spent whole days watching races on tv and dreaming about being a race driver. At 16, I thought: “I definitely want to be a race driver”. But I didn’t know how to do… I spent all my money to buy a computer and a steering wheel, to start with online competitions. After one year I won the first prize, realizing my dream: drive a real Formula Renault 2000 Light. I continued with simulated races and tests on real race cars, then I decided  to work in motorsport in order to enter that world and maybe find a way to race.

In 2012 I found out Make It Your Race, a talent show organized by Abarth where winners will compete in a real race. That was my chance! I immediately decided to join it,  spending 3 days filming the application video: great joy when I found out I was selected to participate the show! I trained hard for the talent show and at the end I won it. That really was the best day of my life!

But, that wasn’t enough: I want to race a championship! Well, today, thanks to Abarth, I’m going to realize that dream too. I can’t believe it!

 

Strenghts

I’m very rational, controlling my emotions and  calculating everything.

I’m smart and I can wait for the right moment to pass. I competed more than 200 races on simulator, so I have a very clear idea how to manage car, tires, stress and energy. I learn very fast and I know every track of the championship (I practised them on simulator). I’m better in race than in qualifications.

 

Weaknesses

I’m not very fast on qualifying. I’m really good in having a good pace in race, but not in making the best lap. I’m a good racer, not a hotlapper.

I have a really low physical resistance.

I have really low experience in real cars and I never raced in a track with high speeds (like SPA).

I’m egocentric and I always pretend to be right.

How did MIYR change your life?

That was definitely the best experience in my life. After that, after that my life was totally devoted to motorsports.

 

What is your passion aside racing?

Nothing for me is as great as racing (motorcycles and cars).

Anyway, I love sports with high speed like ski, jet ski; to make and watch videos and movies, to program (I’m an engineer) and, of course, I love girls, especially paddock girls.

 

What is your biggest dream?

To be a race driver. Nothing else.

 

Which is your favorite circuit worldwide?

Spa. I could live my whole life on it. Actually I also love Hungaroring, Nurburgring, Magny-Cours and Silverstone.

 

Who is your favorite driver/role model in history of racing and why?

Valentino Rossi for motorcycles. He is the best ever. Actually I’m also really impressed by Marquez. Ayrton Senna for cars.

 

Which of the other MIYR finalists are you most afraid of and why?

The Swiss guy: Fabio Elio Keller. Simply, he is the fastest.

 

Tell us a secret you would never tell your mother!

I have no secrets! This is one of my main features. I always say everything I want, I simply don’t care what other people think.

However, if I’m going to make something really dangerous, I generally tell my mom after I did it. You know, she doesn’t sleep very well if she knows I’m in danger :)

 

On what social media can fans find you?

Fans can find me on Facebook as Alberto Naska Fontana.

But if they love motorsport they can find me on the brand new social network I created which is exclusive for motorsports: racebooking.net.

 

 

 

(Fonte: teamabarth)

A passionate weekend in Dijon

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Lots of emotions in the first round of the Abarth Selenia Europe Trophy. The young Italian Luca Anselmi on Abarth 695 Assetto Corse and Emanuele Moncini on Abarth 500 Assetto Corse won both Race 1 and Race 2. Make It Your Race testimonials reached very good results. In particular, the German driver Christian Menzel led both races among testimonials, followed in Race 2 by the extraordinary Arturo Merzario, that ran a fierce comeback to the second position. Among the aspiring pilots coaches, an honorable mention goes to the special guest Margot Laffite. The French journalist placed second among testimonials in Race 1, but she didn’t run Race 2 for her main job: Formula 1 sportscaster for French TV.

Here are the testimonial rankings:

Race 1: Menzel, Laffite, Merzario, Omura, Chittenden

Race 2: Menzel, Merzario, Omura, Chittenden

Next round of the Abarth Selenia Europe Trophy will be at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany on June 1st and 2nd, also valid for the Benelux Trophy. On this occasion, real stars will our #topdrivers, the 6 winners of the Make it Your Race 2012 selection’s. They will finally see their dream come true, debuting as professional drivers in an official race.

Un appassionate weekend a Digione

Non sono mancate le emozioni nella prima prova del Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europa. 

Sia in Gara 1 che in Gara 2, Luca Anselmi ed Emanuele Moncini hanno dominato la corsa rispettivamente tra le Abarth 695 Assetto Corse e tra le Abarth 500 Assetto Corse.

I testimonial di Make It Your Race hanno portato a casa ottimi risultati. In particolar modo, il tedesco Christian Menzel si è classificato primo tra i testimonial in entrambe le gare, seguito in Gara 2 dallo straordinario Arturo Merzario, autore di una combattiva rimonta sino alla seconda posizione. Tra i  coach degli aspiranti piloti, una menzione d’onore va all’ospite d’eccezione: la francese Margot Laffite. Seconda tra i testimonial in Gara 1, ha dovuto rinunciare alla Gara 2 per vestire i panni della commentatrice di Formula 1 sulla TV francese.

Di seguito i piazzamenti dei testimonial:

Gara 1: Menzel, Laffite, Merzario, Omura, Chittenden

Gara 2: Menzel, Merzario, Omura, Chittenden

Il prossimo appuntamento del Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europa sarà al circuito tedesco del Nurburgring, l’1 e il 2 giugno, valido anche per il Trofeo Benelux. Qui i veri protagonisti saranno i #topdrivers, i 6 finalisti della selezione di Make it Your Race 2012, che coroneranno il sogno di esordire come piloti professionisti in una gara ufficiale.

(Fonte: teamabarth)

ARTURO MERZARIO | MAKE IT YOUR RACE. AN OPPORTUNITY THAT’S BEEN MISSING FOR 3O YEARS

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Arturo Merzario, Italian coach for Make It Your Race 2012, raced this weekend in Dijon in the Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europe competing against other international Make It Your Race endorsers.  After all of his success up until Formula 1, he returned to Dijon, on the circuit that was inaugurated with his very victory.

In thanking him for the spirit with which he got back into the game, we offer you this short, but intense interview dedicated to all the Abarth lovers out there.

ARTURO, AMONG ALL OF THE RACES IN YOUR SUCCESSFUL CAREER, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU SAY YOU HAD THE MOST FUN IN?

July 21st, 1969, everyone remembers it: Moon landing day. But while Armstrong was going for a stroll on the moon, I was winning a Grand Prix with an Abarth Cuneo two-cylinder engine, “stopping to drink a coke to quench my thirst”.

OTHER PASSIONS BESIDES ENGINES?

Women are my sport, engines are my hobby.

WHO WAS YOUR ROLE MODEL AS A PILOT?

Historic race car drivers such as Graham Hill and Jo Shiffert, because they raced and went above and beyond, but most of all, they always put themselves to the test. After them, drivers began focusing on a single category, rarely accepting new challenges. Instead, there was a time when young talents could look up to real drivers like them, who were able to get back on track and compete. And that’s how I started, challenging even amazing race car drivers like them, before participating in Formula1.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MAKE IT YOUR RACE AND THE OPPORTUNITY IT GIVES “COMMON PEOPLE” TO COMPETE WITH A RACE CAR?

It’s a brilliant idea, because it gives people the opportunity that has been missing for the past 30 years. There’s little you can do nowadays if you have talent, but no money. The people who participated last year, took a shot, they had fun and most of all, they made their dream came true. Unexpectedly this year, they can race in an entire season as if they were professionals. Life is also about being in the right place at the right time.

MAKE IT YOUR RACE’S FINALISTS WILL RACE IN THEIR FIRST SEASON AS PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THEM? 

Talent always prevails. Nowadays you get results by using your head, not only your foot on the gas pedal!  

WHO WILL TRIUMPH IN THE MIYR2012 FINALIST BENELUX TROFEO THIS YEAR?

Alberto Fontana, if he follows the advise I gave him during MIYR

BACK TO YOU: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CIRCUIT?

The old Nurburgring circuit, even though it was the most dangerous in the world. But danger is always right around the corner for a race car driver. 

TELL US A SECRET ABOUT YOU THAT WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW. 

What secret would it be if I told you?

ARTURO MERZARIO | MAKE IT YOUR RACE. UN’OPPORTUNITÀ COME NON SE NE VEDONO DA 30ANNI

Arturo Merzario, coach dell’Italia per Make it your race 2012, ha corso questo week-end a Digione nel Trofeo Abarth Selenia Europa sfidando gli altri testimonial internazionali di Make It Your Race. Dopo tutti i successi ottenuti, fino alla Formula 1, è tornato a Digione, sul circuito inaugurato proprio con una sua vittoria.

Nel ringraziarlo per lo spirito con cui si è di nuovo rimesso in gioco, vi regaliamo anche questa breve ma intensa intervista dedicata agli abarthisti.

ARTURO NELLA TUA STORIA DI SUCCESSI, IN QUALE GARA TI SEI DIVERTITO DI PIU’?

21 luglio 1969, tutti ricordano questa data. Il giorno dello sbarco sulla luna, ma mentre Armstrong faceva la sua “passeggiata”, io vincevo un gran premio con un’Abarth cuneo due cilindri “fermandomi a bere una coca cola al bar per smorzare il caldo”.

LA TUA PASSIONE OLTRE AI MOTORI?

Le donne sono il mio sport, I motori sono solo un hobby.

COME PILOTA CHI è STATO IL TUO MODELLO?

Piloti di un tempo come Graham Hill e Jo Shiffert, perchè correvano e vincevano su tutto, ma soprattutto si rimettevano sempre in discussione. Dopo di loro i piloti si sono specializzati su una categoria e fato il salto non si mettono più in gioco e non accettano le sfide. Invece un tempo i giovani potevano confrontarsi con piloti veri come loro capaci di tornare a lottare nella polvere. E così che ho cominciato, sfidando anche fenomeni come loro due, ben prima di arrivare in Formula1.

COSA NE PENSI DI MAKE IT YOUR RACE E DELL’OPPORTUNITA’ CHE DA A PERSONE COMUNI DI GAREGGIARE SU AUTO DA CORSA?

Idea brillante, perchè ha dato l’opportunità che negli ultimi 30 anni si è persa. Con il talento, ma senza i soldi oggi non si va da nessuna parte. L’anno scorso i ragazzi che hanno partecipato, ci hanno provato, si sono divertiti e soprattutto hanno realizzato un sogno. E quest’anno inaspettatamente possono correre un’intera stagione da professionisti. La vita è anche trovarsi al posto giusto nel momento giusto.

I FINALISTI DI MAKE IT YOUR RACE CORRERANNO NELLA LORO PRIMA STAGIONE DA PILOTI PROFESSIONISTI, QUALI SONO I TUOI CONSIGLI PER LORO?

Il talentuoso prevarrà sempre e comunque al di là del piede metterci la testa! I risultati oggi si ottengono con la testa non solo con il piede sul pedale.

CHI TRIONFERA’ NEL TROFEO DEI FINALISTI DI MIYR2012 CHE SI SVOLGERA’ QUEST’ANNO NELLE TAPPE DEL BENELUX?

Alberto Fontana, se ascolta i suggerimenti che gli ho dato in tutto il MIYR

TORNANDO A TE, IL TUO CIRCUITO PREFERITO?

Il vecchio Nurburgring, anche se era il più pericoloso al mondo. Ma per un pilota il pericolo è sempre dietro l’angolo.

SVELACI UN SEGRETO CHE ANCORA NON CONOSCIAMO SU DI TE.

Che segreto sarebbe se ve lo dicessi?

Yoshiki Omura - The Formula Abarth driver from Switzerland

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STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

My main strength as a driver is that I can think ahead making a proper strategy, keeping cool and not losing my head in the moment.

My weakness is that I can be overly competitive sometimes

CAREER HIGH

Completing second in the Formula 2000 championship fighting  all the way to the end.

THE RACE YOU ENJOY THE MOST

Hard to say

WHAT IS YOUR PASSION APART FROM RACING?

Riding my road and mountain bike

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM?

Race in 24H of LeMans

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MIYR & THE OPPORTUNITY THAT GIVES TO NORMAL PEOPLE TO RACE?

I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for people to have a chance to enter the world of motorsports.  It’s very hard to make the step into professional racing, especially if one starts later in life.  Abarth gives people the chance to experience this through MIYR.

THE FINALIST OF MIYR2012 WILL RACE THEY FIRST SEASON AS PRO DRIVERS, WHICH IS YOUR SUGGESTION TO THEM?

Before the season they should take the chance to get physically and mentally prepared to compete in the championship.  Of course, any chance they can practice on the circuit will be great and on the race weekend to Push, Push, Push!

YOUR PREVISION ABOUT THE WINNER?

I think it will be between Fabio (ndr Keller from Switzerland) and Alberto (ndr Fontana from Italy) for sure.  It was a pity that Fabio had a handicap with the broken engine at the MIYR 2012 final in Franciacorta, so we did not have a chance to see a fair comparison between these two drivers.  The 2013 season will give these two drivers plenty of chances of fighting each other to see who is the fastest.  Of course I hope that Fabio wins in the end!

BACK TO YOU, WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE CIRCUIT WORLDWIDE?

I really love Imola, it has a great mix of technical sections and high speed sections.  It’s really the perfect combination and lots of fun to drive.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DRIVER/ROLE MODEL IN THE HISTORY OF RACING AND WHY?

I really look up to Arturo Merzario, now a days drivers come and go, but it’s incredible how long he’s been racing and still today he’s very fast.

TELL US A SECRET YOU WOULD NEVER TELL YOUR MOTHER

I never tell her about the accidents…..

ON WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA CAN FANS FIND YOU?

Facebook, YouP…No, just kidding!

Margot Laffite | I love what I can do everyday.

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STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES  

Regularity, calm, wise

Weakness? It’s hard to say, sometimes the concentration. 

THE RACE YOU ENJOY THE MOST

GT3 Fia with a Morgan, MY first step in GT. Unforgettable.

CAREER HIGH

My first race in Renault World Series in 2009

WHAT IS YOUR PASSION APART FROM RACING?

Sports, tennis, I love every sport activity

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM?

I love what I do everyday, I don’t have the time to dream anything else, I just enjoy the everyday opportunities.

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MIYR & THE OPPORTUNITY THAT GIVES TO NORMAL PEOPLE TO RACE?

When my father starts racing it was normal. Today without money it is very difficult. This talent show it is what racing needed, I hope that other brands & countries will follow this idea giving new opportunity without looking only to the business.

THE FINALIST OF MIYR2012 WILL RACE THEY FIRST SEASON AS PRO DRIVERS, WHICH IS YOUR SUGGESTION TO THEM?

Don’t live this chance passing without giving everything you have  and work hard because it is a unique chance. 

BACK TO YOU, WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE CIRCUIT WORLDWIDE? 

Hungary, but SPA in Belgium also.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DRIVER/ROLE MODEL IN THE HISTORY OF RACING AND WHY?

Alonso! Why not Vettel? They both have a great talent, but Alonso is much more consistent as driver. 

ON WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA CAN FANS FIND YOU?

On Twitter: @margotlaffite

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/margot.laffite

(Fonte: teamabarth)

Tiffany Chittenden | Life is racing

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Tiffany Chittenden

August 27th, 1981

Beckenham, Kent

31

1.6 m

55kg

Abarth UK

Tiffany (Tiff) Chittenden has been racing since the age of twelve. This was almost inevitable given her family’s motorsport heritage - father Mike Chittenden was a former Touring Car driver and her mother was associated with the Vanwall Formula one Team in the 60’s.

Beyond the heritage of her family, Tiff is making waves of her own. Since winning her first ever race at the age of twelve she has lived to race. The first female ever to win a British National Kart Championship, Tiff has succeeded in every level of Kart racing since and (has) shown her natural talent as a racing driver on every occasion she has driven a racing car – including winning her class in her first ever car race.

STRENGHTS & WEAKNESSES

Stengths are extreme competiveness, smoothness and race craft.

Weaknesses – No money for racing!!

CAREER HIGH

British Champion

3rd in Europe

Won first ever GT Endurance Race in Aston Martin

Selected VIP Porsche Carerra Cup Driver

Abarth Ambassador obviously!!

WHAT IS YOUR PASSION ASIDE RACING?

My Life is racing! No time for anything else!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM?

To not have to worry when my next race is… Full time drive!

WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE CIRCUIT WORLDWIDE?

Spa or Nordschlife

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER/ROLE MODEL IN HISTORY OF RACING AND WHY?

Senna! He was my hero growing up and would stop at nothing to win. He lived and breathed racing.

TELL US A SECRET YOU WOULD NEVER TELL YOUR MOTHER!

My Father brought me up and he is here this weekend…. So nothing!

My family were heavily involved in racing. My father raced saloons and my mothers family were behind the Vanwall Racing Team F1 Champions.

ON WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA CAN FANS FIND YOU?

www.tiffchittenden.com

Twitter: @tiffchittenden

Facebook fan page : Tiffany Chittenden Fan Page

(Fonte: teamabarth)