In his own words
How many different cars did Felix Rosenqvist compete in this year, and drive well? He reveals all...
Prototype Challenge, Daytona 24 Hours
"Unfortunately I didn’t race because our car had too much damage before I had to jump in, so it was a weird experience, but it was a special car to drive. There were a lot of crashes in that category, especially among the amateur drivers, but it was cool to be there and I hope I can do it again."
"That was going to be the main programme this year. It was a bit up and down. I had some really tough weekends and some really good weekends. The ovals seemed quite tough for me. Overall it was really cool to spend time with Belardi Auto Racing. I had a nice time with my team-mate Zach Veach as well."
GT3 with Mercedes in Blancpain, plus one-off in ADAC GT Masters
"Blancpain Sprint was the only full championship I actually did this year. It was fun. Mercedes helped me out by putting me there. The highlight of the year was definitely the Spa 24 Hours – one of the coolest races I’ve done. Such a nice race and we also did really well, finishing second. It was also good to win the last race of the season in Barcelona with Tristan Vautier. We developed a really nice relationship through the year."
IndyCar test with Ganassi
"That was definitely a memory for life. It’s the quickest car I’ve driven and also something really special to drive – Scott Dixon’s car with the same configuration as he was driving it, and also quite successfully. I’m still in contact with some teams over there. Maybe we’ll do something in the future."
Swedish Legends Championship at Karlskoga
"My former team boss when I did Formula Renault in Sweden runs a team there. I have a lot of support from fans in Sweden, so it was nice to give something back. It was good – more than 30 cars and a fun race. I was leading, but I went off into the gravel on the last lap and finished second. It’s one of those cars that when you drive it for the first time, you know there’s nothing to complain about – it feels so bad anyway, but you just drive it!"
DTM with Mercedes
"It was my target since 2011, when I joined Mercedes [as a Merc-backed F3 driver], to race there one day. Obviously it was very tough to join mid-season considering it’s one of the hardest cars to drive technically. Also the fact that we had a lot of BOP or performance weight at that time of the season, but it went a lot better than expected."
Formula E with Mahindra
"From the first time I tested a Formula E it went very well. It’s a very difficult championship to join – the level is more or less the same or maybe even better than DTM. You have one very short day and you need to nail everything. Qualifying is difficult and then the race is difficult in a completely different way. My pole in Marrakech was something none of us expected."
Toyota GT86 on Nurburgring Nordschleife
"When you drive around the Nordschleife, especially in the wet, you just don’t go to the limit. One little twitch and you’re in the grass and then the wall. It’s like a different sport compared to every other track."
F3 in Macau Grand Prix
"It was my first time in F3 on Pirellis, so it was a little bit of a rush to get them working before Macau. The car itself I know very well. It’s basically where I gained all my experience in my career. It’s nice to be back and I can really confirm it’s one of the nicest cars you can drive."