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2016-03-21 07:45:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Daniel Juncadella

  • 24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Daniel Juncadella
  • 24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Daniel Juncadella
  • 24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Daniel Juncadella

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. For part 15 of our portrait series we talked to Daniel Juncadella. The Spanish Mercedes-Benz driver score a total of 12 points, last year, to finish 20th in the championship.  

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: Another character building season in DTM.

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: The second Lausitzring round was a good race for me

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: Race two at Zandvoort: after a great start and a good performance in the early stages of the race, it ended with a bad pit-stop and being taken out.

My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): Finishing third in the Ironman 70.3 Budapest was nice, just as coming back to Macau in F3 and qualifying in the front row with a broken exhaust. And winning Stars and Cars in the Mercedes-Benz Arena at the end of the year also was fantastic. 

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): To not have scored my first podium in DTM. 

My favourite DTM colleague: Maxi Götz has been a great team-mate. We had good fun on and off the track. When it comes to the drivers racing for the other manufacturers, I obviously get on really well with Miguel Molina – and with Augusto Farfus.

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: Probably the Lausitzring weekend as I was always the nest-placed Mercedes AMG car – but still far away from the Audis…

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: Making an F3 comeback and being quick enough to win from the first moment.

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: Faster engines and softer tyres. Would make racing far more exciting.

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: Triathlete. It’s a sport I really like and I am pretty good in. 

That’s what I like particularly: Adrenaline 

That’s what I don’t like at all: In Spanish we call it ‘Vender Humo’ (translated it means “To sell smoke”) which actually refers to people who talk bullsh*t about a particular topic.

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The motto of my life: Decide, commit, succeed.

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: To win a race.

My favourite racetrack: Macau, without any doubt: Simply the most exciting racetrack in the world.

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My role model/s: Javier Gomez Noya, Jan Frodeno, Daniel Ricciardo, Rafael Nadal… I admire many great athletes.

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Jan Frodeno

My favourite song: El Gegant del pi (Spanish song)

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My favourite band: Don’t really have one. Not a huge fan of bands.

My favourite movie: Inglorious Bastards from Quentin Tarantino.

My favourite actor /actress: Christopher Waltz

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My favourite dish: Pollo a l’Ast (typical Spanish/Catalan)

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): G65 AMG

I am a good DTM driver because…: If I wasn’t I wouldn’t be answering questions from an interview :)

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