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Born: 1955-02-24
Profession: Driver
Nation: French
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Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.

Tags: Good, Hard, Sometimes

When I test I never go right to the limit. Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing.

Tags: Speed, Sure, Test

Without going to what I think is my limit. I always say that my ideal is to get pole with the minimum effort, and to win the race at the slowest speed possible.

Tags: Effort, Possible, Win

You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work.

Tags: Fun, Happy, Work

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.

Tags: Jealous, Success, Work

The people who criticise you will not be the ones taking care of your legs when you are in your wheelchair. People who never drove a car in these conditions, they just don't know.

Tags: Car, Care, Taking

It's like when people talk about driving F1 cars in the rain. I have absolutely no problem with it.

Tags: Problem, Rain, Talk

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.

Tags: Car, Maybe, Understand

I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.

Tags: Beginning, Win, Work

A German team could be quite good. But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.

Tags: Best, Good, Team

I don't like to go over curbs, because I don't want to be hard on the car.

Tags: Car, Hard

I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.

Tags: Break, Car, Hated

I have had some problems because the French don't like people to have success, they don't like the number one.

Tags: Number, Problems, Success

I like the mentality of the Americans. It's like when you talk about money.

Tags: Mentality, Money, Talk

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.

Tags: Maybe, Stupid, Try

I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience.

Tags: Confidence, Experience, Interested

I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.

Tags: Brave, Risk, Won

In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place.

Tags: Place, Three, Times

It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.

Tags: Attitude, Good

Maybe I am not French, maybe I am from nowhere.

Tags: French, Maybe, Nowhere

One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.

Tags: Car, Hate, Problems

So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.

Tags: Career, Fact, Judge

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.

Tags: Balance, Geniuses, Italians

That is an important part of my success. Another big part of my success is that I hated not to finish a race.

Tags: Another, Big, Success

When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good.

Tags: Feeling, Good, Win

You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise.

Tags: Best, Compromise, Team
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You were not in control You had no visibility: maybe there was a car in front of you, maybe not.

Tags: Car, Control, Maybe

I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth and I could have gone quicker, but I had to go slow. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

Tags: Difficult, Done, Remember

It's always better to speak the language of the team. Not only for the direct contact with everyone - sometimes it also helps you to understand the mentality of the people in the team a bit better.

Tags: Sometimes, Team, Understand

No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly.

Tags: Anybody, Deeds, Evil

There are two sides to every question.

Tags: Question, Sides

Man is the measure of all things.

Tags: Measure

Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves.

Tags: Making, Together, Truth

As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.

Tags: Either, Exist, Knowing

The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.

Tags: Advice, Else, Everyone
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