An Interview with the 2021 French F4 Champion – Esteban Masson

Interviewed by Danny Jones, Edited by Harshi Vashee 

As 2021 draws to a close, many motorsports start rounding out their seasons and finding their champions. None other than French F4, regarded as one of the starting blocks for F1, and we were fortunate enough to interview the champion, Esteban Masson.

What got you into Motorsport?

Esteban: My dad was driving a bit, so I just wanted to do the same, so I tried it, and I loved it.

Who are your motorsport idols?
Esteban: Honestly, I find Hamilton an incredible driver, but I don’t really have any idols, I’m more concerned on what I’m doing.

What is it that you find so incredible about motorsport?
Esteban: All the speed and adrenaline you feel inside a racing car.

What expectations did you have for this season?
Esteban: I was here to win, and I’m really happy to have done so.

Is there anyone from the series who you think may be a big name in the future?
Esteban: Hugh Barter is actually a really good driver, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes up the ranks in the next few years.

Barter finished 2nd to Esteban in the standings

What is your racing number and why did you choose it?

Esteban: 9, just because it’s my favourite number from the beginning

In what area do you think you’re strongest as a racing driver?
Esteban: Maybe at all the high speed tracks, because they’re my favourites. I’m also really strong in qualifying, I think.

That’s certainly true, Esteban picked up 9 out of 14 poles this season!

Do you have any particular highlight or moment from the season?

Esteban: Nothing in particular, but this entire season has been a good memory

Is there anything particularly you want to do in your racing career?
Esteban: Yeah, I would just like to progress up through the single-seater pyramid

Do you have any plans for next year?
Esteban: Yessir, FRECA!

We thank Esteban for his time in answering our questions, even finding out his series for next year, and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming seasons.

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