Felix Rosenqvist's top five moments: 2016 highlights ranked and relived
On the back of a season as fiercely intense as 2016, trying to sum things up is one of the last, big challenges. With Felix jetting across the Atlantic for his first taste of American racing, debuting in the DTM, dipping his toes into the waters of GT competition and bursting onto the electric scene in Formula E, picking out the cream of the crop from a year lived literally flat out is far from easy.
Yet in this December special, that’s exactly what we’ve set out to do. Portioned out over the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas, we’ll present the definitive top five moments of 2016 – each personally selected and ranked by Felix, and described in his very own words.
First stop down memory lane: a certain Asian love affair from just a few weeks ago…
The Macau Grand Prix
Category: Formula 3
I put Macau on my top five list because, like everyone knows, I’ve been in love with that race since my first start in 2010 – but also because it was such a special and strange weekend in every sense.
I arrived straight from the Marrakesh Formula E round, feeling a bit ill and tired. We had several media activities planned with Theodore Racing and there was a lot of focus on my comeback to Macau as the defending winner.
The first day felt relatively good, but I could tell there was something wrong and wherever we went, I thought it was quite cold. I asked our driver coach Nuno when we were chilling in the jacuzzi at the hotel what temperature it was, and he said it was close to 30 degrees C and 90 % humidity. That’s when I realised I was probably not that well.