Sophia Floersch has returned to FIA Formula 3 this season after multiple years competing in endurance racing. Often the only female driver on track at a Grand Prix weekend, she is never afraid to speak out about the need for more diversity in formula series and is actively advocating for gender diversification through her role as an Alpine Rac(h)er Ambassador. Sophia is a role model and well-recognised face in the paddock, who always has time to give back to her fans.
We caught up with Sophia ahead of the British Grand Prix weekend... Here are 29 things you didn’t know about no. 29:
1. Favourite movie?
2. Favourite tv show?
3. What is one thing you are scared of?
4. If you could invite three people to dinner, dead or alive, who are you inviting?
Niki Lauda, Lindsey Vonn, Beyoncé
5. Have you ever been starstruck and if so, by who?
Check- in awe Lewis Hamilton
6. What is one recommendation you would give to anyone visiting Germany?
To visit my hometown, Munich.
7. What is your go-to karaoke song?
8. What is your favourite cheat meal?
Pizza topped with tomato and burrata
9. What is a new city that you would love to race in?
I would love to see the German Grand Prix back on the calendar, but for a new city, New York would be pretty crazy.
10. What were you good at in school?
11. Did you have any nicknames growing up?
12. Do you have a hidden talent?
13. If you could spend the day with anyone in the world, who would it be and what would you do?
Lindsay Vonn, Go to the gym
14. Are you a texter, caller, or FaceTimer?
It depends on the person, but I don’t like calling, I’m more of a texter.
15. Who’s the last person that you texted?
One of my best friends to wish her a Happy Birthday.
16. Who are your favourite artists?
I don’t have a favourite song, but I like listening to Drake, The Weekend, Jay-z and Beyoncé.
17. What is your favourite food?
18. What is a place you haven’t visited but would love to go to?
19. How many languages do you speak?
I am fluent in German and English, but I can understand and speak a bit of French, Spanish and Italian, if they speak slowly.
20. If you could pick a teammate form all drivers, past and present, who would you want to race alongside?
Racing alongside any F1 driver would be amazing, especially to learn from them, but I couldn’t pick just one.
21. What is something that is on your bucket list?
22. What is your favourite race that you’ve ever competed in?
Macau, Le Mans and Monaco this year was really special.
23. What is your go-to coffee order?
In summer its an iced latte, when I’m cold a cappuccino.
24. Would you rather win from pole or from the back of the grid?
Back of the grid
25. Would you rather have one helmet all season or a new design each race?
A new design each race.
26. If you weren’t a driver, what career would you have?
27. What pets do you have?
I have a black Labrador named Buddy
28. Would you rather always be over dressed or always be under dressed?
I would rather be over dressed.
29. Would you rather be an hour early to everything or 20 minutes late to everything?
I would rather be one hour early.