Daniele Haddad

An experienced figure in the sim racing world, Italian driver Daniele competed in all 12 races of the 2019 campaign for the team with a best result of P6 at the season finale around the Interlagos circuit.

Esports Q&A

How would you describe yourself?

Passionate, calm, but at the same time really hungry. I want to reach my optimal level – and for me the optimal level is being at the very top.

What’s your favourite circuit?

There are a few circuits I like – but if I had to choose one, it would be Silverstone.

What’s the best race you’ve ever seen?

Germany last season was great fun! It was so unpredictable – and that is what an F1 race should be like. Honestly, that was one of the best ever races, in my opinion.

What was first racing game you played?

Formula 1 98 on the PlayStation 1.

Out of all the F1 Games, which one is your favourite and why?

I always love the new editions when they come out, so hopefully I’ll love F1 2020 as much as I did F1 2019! I don’t actually have much experience on other racing games, as my goal was always to be in F1 Esports and the best way to do that was to master the F1 games from Codemasters. But the one I have in my heart is Formula 1 98 on the PlayStation 1. It was my first racing game and I always remember my first lap around Australia with my dad. That was what started my passion for Formula 1.

How regularly do you practice on the sim?

More or less every day. Sometimes I have a day off, sometimes I have a day with extra hours – but it’s my job. I work a lot of hours to be as prepared as I can be for the competition.

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

Normally listening to a bit of music. I try to change my playlist for every session – but if I have a good session, I tend to listen to that same music before the next one!

What are your best memories from 2019 with Racing Point?
My best memory from last year was Spa, where I was close to the top guys in terms of pace and results in qualifying. In the end, the race result unfortunately wasn’t what I was aiming for – but I was up there fighting for the win, so that was for sure one of the best memories.
How happy are you to have Lucas as a team-mate again this year?

Lucas is a great guy. For me it’s important to have a teammate you get on with as a person off track as well as being a fast driver on track. I’m happy to work with him again and we’ll be pushing each other to our optimal level for the team. We’ll be ready to fight – and it will be a fight!

What are you hoping to achieve in the 2020 Season?

My minimum goal for the 2020 season is the top five in the Drivers’ Championship. It won’t be easy – you have to find a way to get everything together, with a bit of luck also. But I know I have the ability and I can promise I will do everything in my power to achieve it.

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Driver Profile

  • Birthdate

    12-08-1992

  • Nationality

    Italian

  • Age

    27

  • Esports Debut

    Bahrain 2019 (Round 1)

  • Best Finish

    P6 - Brazil 2019 (Round 12)

  • Race Starts

    12

  • Career Points

    19

  • Race Wins

  • Podiums

  • Pole Positions