“In our sport, it is not that simple, sometimes there is an opportunity to overtake, but not so many, that’s why I am thrilled.
“And I believe my spirit can help the team make progress, because I know what I need from the car and where performance needs to go.
“I hope to be important in this regard and to be part of the growth of Russell, who will be next to me.
“He is already very fast but he will surely learn from me because I have been in F1 for the longest time.
“And I will also be able to learn from him. I have no qualms about learning from someone younger. I have no fear, I just want to win.
“I believe that as we get older we have to work more on the body, we have to train more. When you are young you need less.”