It’s a love thing for WTCC winner Guerrieri
Top privateer Esteban Guerrieri has revealed his “love” for racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The WTCC race winner from Argentina is in his first full season in the series and will be a contender for honours when battle resumes at the Ningbo International Speedpark in China from 13-15 October.
“I love what I’m doing,” said Guerrieri. “Racing around the world is like a dream come true. I love travelling and I love adapting to new circumstances on the track and off the track. I always try to go to the limit and this also gives me a lot of joy. Then there’s the atmosphere that’s created around a world championship.”
Asked what he would have done had he not become a racing driver, Guerrieri explained: “When I was five I asked my mother to jump in a go-kart and when I was seven I asked her to change me to a bilingual school because Ayrton Senna said that to be a professional driver you need to know how to manage a computer and how to speak English. Most days when I was 12 or 13, I woke up and would say to my mother I go to school now but when I am asked to race in Europe you let me go. And she said I will let you go but now you have to go to school. I already said that before it happened so when it happened she had to let me go!
“In fact, I finished my secondary school last year. I left the school when I was 15 and I had two years to do and I did it last year. So that was one goal planned in my life. I like tennis but probably I would like to study marketing or public relations.”