It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen.
There are no small accidents on this circuit.
I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.
When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit but still able to find even more.
Because I believe in God and have faith in God, it doesn't mean I am immortal. It doesn't mean I am immune, as has been claimed. I am as scared as anyone of getting hurt, especially driving a Formula One car.
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me.
And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.
I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.
Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.
The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.
Because in a split second, it's gone.