Famous racer told about the meeting with Michael Schumacher and the development of Motorsport in Russia. Roman Rusinov involved in the tournaments since the age of 14, but outside of the competition prefers to use public transport.
Roman Rusinov is not only brutal, handsome, who rides with a speed of 340 km/h. He is the only Russian driver in the team G-Drive Racing taking part in the competitions of the world level. This week in France, traditionally held the biggest event in motor sport – endurance race “24 hours Le-Mana”. On the eve of the novel shared with “StarHit” than a sports car different from the usual, for he loved the 21st “Volga”, and why use the subway in Moscow.
Roman, how many years driving?
Driving since 18 years. As soon as the opportunity arose to obtain a driver’s license, just did it. In the races are from 14 years of age, as there need only driving license. By the way, for the right handed grinding on “the Zhiguli” the fourth model with the busted transmission.
How many people do you machines?
Six. My favorite – 21-I “Volga” in black. Legendary car belonged to my grandfather, I later rebuilt it. When move at this rarity in the morning on a day off, you feel the magic. For a comfortable drive around town acquired a Range Rover. Also there is a Shortcut – a small racing car, “Marussia” and a couple more…
Often chase in Moscow?
On public roads ever. In this case, I am the slow driver, never exceed speed and mode. There is enough adrenaline for the race. But if you really want to, go on a capital track and take the car.—
However, some representatives of the Golden youth prefer public roads… the same racer Mara Baghdasaryan, who later went to community service as a penalty.
It’s not a race, and disorderly conduct. People just incorrectly use the car.
How about public transport?
Quietly. In the busy days before Christmas can go down into the subway. Conveniently and quickly. By the way, in Tokyo and London a very good subway.
They say that in Russia two troubles: fools and roads. How to tame your enthusiasm when you see a “teapot”?
Well, as you can relate to people who do not know how to do? Only with regret. Generally I am hard to piss off. And the desire to show someone how cool I drive, either. —
Do you remember your first race?
Well, if you really go into history, in the first class received a homework assignment – to find a photo of the place where I dream to be. In the Soviet automobile magazine found the Jaguar racing Type-D and cut. Then had no idea what the car was won by one of the world’s most famous endurance race “24 hours of Le Mans” held in France since 1923. In the end my life turned out this way… Just need to set a goal and go for it. Constantly work hard. And the first competition was won in 1999. There were 5,000 people. The prize was the participation in the championship “Formula Campus”.—
How to cook?
After school, went to the courses of extreme driving. Skated on the ice on the 24th “Volga”.
You are the only Russian driver in an international team G-Drive Racing. How he got there?
By that time, won a series of international Championships, worked as a pilot in the “Formula 1″… I already had the achievement, name in the world of Motorsport. Later, the company “Gazprom Oil” has begun to market fuel G-Drive, and I came to the Manager of the future team G-Drive Racing Alexander Krylov… So it all began.—
In Russia, the Motorsport is gaining in popularity. Tell us about the main races in the world? “Formula 1” for you it’s kind of Olympics?
There are three main peaks, three major events comparable to the football world Cup or the Olympic games. The most famous of them – the Monaco Grand Prix of Formula 1. On the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) held in America. And “24 hours Le-Mana” in France. In Russia, the first racing track appeared seven years ago. Motorsport only comes to our mass.—
Race “24 hours of Le Mans” will be held from June 16 to 17. How many people in the G-Drive Racing team?
We have two cars, each of which has three drivers. During the race change. Just to start out, 60 cars. By the way, this year also stands the famous racing driver Fernando Alonso, who won the “Formula 1”, but “Le Mans” has not yet conquered. A famous magazine did a review on major events in the world of Motorsport, and race “24 hours Le-Mana” was recognized as the largest. At one stadium, going 350 thousand spectators. This incredible energy, emotions, not comparable with any concert.
Your team was already winning in these competitions?
Not yet, but still ahead. But for three consecutive years won the world championship on races. I have a record number of victories.—
Tell us about the preparation for competitions?
Over one car in our team employs 50 people. Preparation is an extremely complex process. It is the whole algorithm! Need to come up with a combination that will give you the chance to win, and continue to prepare together. To create a solid team – a very difficult task. Must be a competent leader who clearly puts tasks, otherwise the chain will fall apart. Alexander Krylov is just such a person. In fact, the sports car is the most team sport in existence. As a living organism. Just imagine: every 30 minutes you stop for refueling and tire replacement. Further, the situation depends on the mechanics that he was able to do everything. Even four seconds of inactivity play a role.—
You certainly are active in sports to withstand such loads?
Run 5 times a week, 3-4 times I go to the gym. Try to eat: don’t eat anything fatty. In Motorsport working neck, arms, legs. Every 20 seconds necessary to hit the brakes, overcoming the pressure of 120 kg! Untrained people simply can’t do. The maximum speed is 340 km/h, and the average is 230 km/h. If you compare a racing car with ordinary, it’s like a crop duster and aviation.
There were moments that made mistakes and wanted to retire from the sport?
Failures all happen. Most importantly, do not give up and move forward. Success is a lot of work, overcoming himself, the attention to detail.
Can you name the team G-Drive Racing your family?
Yes. Her spend at least six months, if the amount. With my race engineer are 200 days in a year. This is the person who directly adjusts the car so he was fast.—
You are constantly on the move. How many places are visited?
Fly three times a week. Has traveled to over 80 countries.—
You time travel blogger…
It takes time, and I don’t have it.—
What are the prizes presented for winning the competition? Cars, money?
No. Usually it is a beautiful Cup and inexpressible emotions. —
Who of famous racers ever intersect?
Many years ago I saw Michael Schumacher in karting in France, but, alas, no. Did not understand his happiness.—
Where you can meet, besides roads?
In the office, the gym and a couple of good restaurants Arkady Novikov.—
And how do you relax?
Love to go on nature in places where few people. Usually in the summer doing kite. In winter Alpine skiing.
Family and friends support at competitions?
Rare. After all this work, and I’m in a special mode. Can’t pay attention to them. But of course, we have our own support group – the fans that flock from all over the world.—
In what country fans are the most disciplined?
In Japan, there is always an ideal turn. —
You were on the cover of famous men’s magazine. Consider yourself macho?
Do I need to? Once thought on this subject. I live in a slightly different dimension in the plane and on the race track.—
Consider yourself a generous person? There is a phrase that girls best friend is diamonds. Often giving?
If it is necessary, of course, Yes. Well, I never asked. And not in money happiness.—
Type of girls that you like?
Smart. This is the main point. It can be very beautiful, but empty. With this lady you can spend a maximum of a few days and then gets bored.—
Some of your colleagues are not averse to tighten affair with some star? And you?
Make sense? Why involve himself too much attention, when it has enough.