Felix Rosenqvist is a driver that seems to ace any motorsport championship that is thrown his way. Whether that be single-seaters or endurance racing, he delivers top results in every discipline he does. Which is why it seems bizzare that this Swedish superstar of a driver has yet to race at Monaco professionally.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing pilot Adam Carroll has stated that Monaco, host to the all-electric racing series this weekend, should continue to feature on the Formula E calendar as it’s an iconic location and could be seen as “the most famous race [circuit] in the world.”
The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship makes its way to Monte Carlo this weekend, just over a month since an action-packed ePrix around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City. The Monaco ePrix will be the second time the series has raced around the principality, with the first visit to the iconic venue being during the first season of the championship in 2015. It was here Renault e.Dams driver Sebastien Buemi took his second win of the championship, becoming the first driver to win two rounds in the series over two years ago.
As the World Rally Championship welcomed in a new era to the sport last month, 29-year-old Hayden Paddon was considered by many as being a possible title threat for the 2017 championship. Winning his maiden WRC rally in Argentina last year, in addition to securing another two podiums, the New Zealand driver will continue to race for Hyundai this year with John Kennard remaining his trusted co-driver.
I caught up with Paddon ahead of Rally Sweden later this week to discuss the changes to the sport for the new year, his targets for the season and how the future looks for rallying in New Zealand.
During December I have set myself the challenge of interviewing 24 personalities in motorsport, creating a special advent calendar for my readers. Each day a new interview will be published, with today’s edition featuring the incredible talent that is Paul Oz.
Paul creates painting and sculptures using F1 and racing as an inspiration, in addition to a variety of other people in sport and culture. Having travelled the world with motorsport, creating new work wherever he goes, I managed to catch up with him days before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to discuss his year in motorsport.