Q & A with Alex Premat

Q. Good job for you to get second today - how was the race for you?

Q & A with Alex Premat

Alex Premat: It was really good I think for me, for the team, for Nico because he won the championship, and that is really good for him for the future. The race was quite good because I took after the start I was fourth and then I came in for a pitstop after a few laps, and the team did a really good job and I was just behind Heikki, and after that I had a hard fight with Heikki because he was fighting for the championship with Nico, so I pushed a lot to overtake him to help Nico.

Three times I tried to overtake him, and it was really interesting and really hard because the first time I braked late but he passed me, and the second one I braked inside but he passed me once again, and on the third time I braked a bit early and I was really close to him and I braked really hard to stop the car. After I got past I pushed really hard to pull away because it was really important for me because I am fighting in the championship with Scott Speed. I am only 2.5 points behind Scott, so I think that if I do a good race tomorrow I can take third in the championship, which would be really great for me and for everyone in France!

Q. It seemed to be a quite easy race for you today - was it?

Premat: Yeah, it was really easy in the car, and the team called me on the radio and said "cool Alex, cool Alex" because I was pressing, and I think I did a really good job. I just want to say thank you to the team and to Nico, because it was really good to work with him.

Q. The only moment that you seemed to have was when you had a bit of smoke coming out at the end of the race - was it a big problem for you?

Premat: No, in the last laps I had a bit of a problem with the downshift in corner ten, so maybe the battery was too low or something like that, but it wasn't a problem.

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