Sean Gelael is remaining in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship for a second consecutive season, but has swapped Double R Racing for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin. The 17-year-old Indonesian driver had a relatively disappointing 2013 and failed to score a point, but will hope 2014 is better.
He spoke on the official European F3 website about how he describes himself, how he prepares for each race weekend and revealed other various other snippets of information about himself.
“Commitment, determination, contentedness,” were his words when asked to describe himself, and he hoped he could become something like his role model Lewis Hamilton. “I think Lewis is great as he tries to be more than just a racing driver. He is perceived as a strong character aloof from the racetrack, too. That’s something I’d also love to achieve.”
Galael still went to school during the winter break, and is aiming for more education in the near future. “I’m going to begin my university studies before long and on addition, I regularly work on my fitness to prepare for the races. And I love to play basketball – it’s one of my favourite hobbies.”
When asked about how he goes about his preparations for a race weekend, the Indonesian said “I visit my team to work in the simulator, and in addition, I discuss the forthcoming race weekend with the engineers and the mechanics. And it goes without saying that I also mentally and physically prepare for the races.”
He admits his favourite circuit is Silverstone, a track where he has great memories of securing his first Formula 3 podium in British Formula 3 last year for Double R. He also had a message for his loyal fans.
“First of all I want to thank them as I would be nothing without their support. They support me on good and on bad days and that’s really highly appreciated, by me.”