Being a driver for Scuderia Ferrari, I must say, is the most amazing job any driver can have. The opportunity to pull on the famous red overalls of Ferrari and climb into one of the team’s beautiful red cars is something I will never get bored of. It is an amazing experience, and I must admit I feel very privileged to do it.
My career started in karts and progressed through Formula Three, F3000, Super Formula and Formula Nissan, which led to me graduating to F1 with Minardi for the 1999 season. I scored my first FIA F1 World Championship point in the German Grand Prix, and I enjoyed two happy seasons with that small team. I joined Williams for 2001 and became their test and reserve driver, clocking up thousands of kilometers on an annual basis. At that time, I was the F1 driver covering the largest number of laps in the world on an annual basis! I raced for Williams three times, deputizing for Ralf Schumacher, scoring points in a memorable race at Monza in 2003.
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