60 Seconds With… Alfonso Celis Jr


(MEX, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.

How old are you?

17 years old

Where are you from?

Tehuacan, Puebla Mexico

How long have you been racing?

This will be my 3rd year in professional single seaters in Europe

What are you racing in 2014 and in what series?

GP3 series with Status GP

What is your first motor sport related memory?

When I first got into a single seater cockpit in a champ car to take a picture – I was 6 years old.

What got you in to motor sport?

My parents were very close fiends to Michel Jourdain Jr. and his family, so we went to several races and from that moment on I wanted to be there (2002)

What and where was your first race?

A Formula Renault race in Mexico.

What is your best racing memory?

When I won the 24 hour race of Mexico with my dad as my team mate in 2012

What are your hopes for the rest of the season?

To keep gaining experience and start getting on a competitive pace in order to win the championship in 2015.

What are your long term plans?

Keep racing but never stop studying.

One song you would listen to to prepare yourself for a race?

Born to Rage.