Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) driver Edoardo Mortara has named the two celebrities he would love to meet if given a chance.
The 31-year-old Swiss-Italian caught up with the official DTM website, who wanted to know how quick-witted the driver is.
Mortara, who is a former Formula Three Euroseries champion, almost claimed the DTM title with Audi in 2016.
Find out personal things about Mortara:
Please tell us three attributes describing you as racing driver...
Aggressive, determined, motivated.
Who was your teenage idol and why?
To be honest, nobody special. There were too many athletes I looked up to as a child.
Is there a sport you have no talent in at all and why?
There are a quite a lot of sports I’m talentless in. To be honest, I don’t even know if I have got motor-racing talent. And that’s my main sport. Today, you have to be incredibly good – irrespective of the sport – to be successful. I tried a lot of sports: martial arts, football, table tennis... I’d say that martial arts suit me less than any other sport. I wasn’t too bad but lacked the necessary single-mindedness.
What would your profession be if you hadn’t become a racing driver?
I arguably would be a businessman, today. I studied economy at the Geneva University.
If you had the chance of meeting a celebrity: whom would you choose and why?
Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali. They both were interesting persons. Ali was more than just a sportsman, he had a vision. And Nelson Mandela was a unique character. He changed a lot, in his country and the entire world. You can learn a lot from persons like him.
What would you do without your smart phone?
A very good question. Today, the smart phone is the centre of everything. I would be lost.
On Thursday, Mobil 1 The Grid show will be televised at 18h00 on Fox Sports. The tv programme covers DTM racing.