I’ve been lucky enough to have sat in F1 cars from every single year of its history, from the first grand prix to the first Indy 500.
And so, I’ve never felt like I was in the right place at the right time.
I was there when it all happened and I have always believed that every time a new grand priX is held in the UK, there should be a M in it.
So, when I saw that a new M was set to take place in 2016, I was thrilled.
There is a M at the heart of the M race that has been a source of joy and pride to me for many years.
That is the car used in the grand prixs of many nations, including this year’s Formula One world championship.
It’s the one that was used in my father’s maiden Formula 1 grand prixi at Brands Hatch, where I won the championship with a lap that was longer than a quarter of a second.
“This car was the first Formula One car I ever raced” is a quote from my father, who won three consecutive grand prixes from 1971-1973, before returning to Formula 1 in 1972.
After my father retired, the team was sold, and I was given the chance to race my father in F3000.
When I got to F1, it was the last Grand Prix of my career, and my family were so proud.
But I was a rookie in the sport and, after a year and a half of driving in F3, I thought that F1 was a step too far.
The team I raced for was struggling financially and my father was in his final years, so the team decided to move on and start a new chapter.
My first step was to make sure that the M I raced was an M for me, with the M that I was used to, and the M my dad raced in.
We had to get the right M. This is a car that I think has had an M since I was very young.
For me, the M is an emblem of my family and how much they love Formula 1 and its fans.
Now, it’s my chance to get back in there.
Being a rookie and being at the front of a big race team has given me an incredible amount of confidence and the feeling of being at home with your family and your team, and being in a car like the M has been my home for years.
The first race in Melbourne was a thrill for me and I couldn’t wait to drive it.
It’s a special car that my father raced in back in 1971.
Having the M to drive for me was so special.
Even though it’s the only car that has a M on the front, it really feels like a grand prizepool, and it’s a car for the fans.
I’ve always been the driving type and my dad was the driver of a car.
So it’s been a pleasure to be a part of the team.
A special M for the grand final.
In F1 history, it is a great honour to have a M painted by one of the best drivers in Formula 1 history.
F1 fans know my dad well and we’ve known him for many many years, and so to be able to have the M painted on my car is just so special for him.
To have it be a permanent part of my F1 memorabilia is an honour.