5 Minute Interview – #300 Paul Carter

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Full Name: Paul Carter

Nickname: None that I like, call me Pancho

Personal Road Car(s): 5 series and Dodge Ram

Dream Personal Car: Can’t decide, Porsche GT3 to drive and a DB9 to look at on the drive

Favourite Music Group: The Killers

Favourite TV Show: Don’t watch much TV at all, sometimes catch top gear if the girls record it for me.

Favourite Sports Team: Lincoln City, not been since 1974 …

Superstitions at the Race Track / Garage: None

How did you become interested in F1’s: Watching at Long Eaton as a kid once with Mum n Dad and Bradford after that.

Best race you’ve ever seen and why?: Murray’s World Final Win, because he won it and the action.

What prompted you to move into F1: It was more of a slow motion creep than a move, you probably know that it’s my lifetime ambition and that it took until 2010 to not complete
my car.

Tell us about your current car: Self built and then completed, set up repaired etc by Murray and Ryan [Harrison]

How would you describe driving a F1 compared to other race cars: Hard to compare in my mind they are nothing like anything else to drive.

Paul Carter 300 and Liam Brown 90. Photo Steve Botham

Paul Carter 300 and Liam Brown 90. Photo Steve Botham

How would you describe racing in a F1 compared to other racing formula: I usually describe it to none stock car folks as like rugby in a car if in UK and like American football without the padding if in the US.

If you could bring One track back to race which one would it be and why: Odsal, would love to race on it as Tarmac

If you could change one thing in F1 racing, What would you change: Have one company in control that run it professionally like WoO or NASCAR.

What is the most underrated thing in racing: The time, effort, money and dedication that goes into many if not all of the cars to keep the on the track.

What is the most overrated thing in racing: Will have to think about that one, nothing springs to mind, maybe Andy Smith, sorry only kidding Andy was / is ace but I wasn’t a fan. Seriously can’t think of anything.

Most memorable racing moment: Second win that was at Birmingham.

Paul Carter 300 takes his second GN win in as many meetings. Photo Steve Botham

Paul Carter 300 takes his second GN win in as many meetings. Photo Steve Botham

Most forgettable racing moment: Cracked ribs at Birmingham

Future racing plans: Race until I don’t enjoy it.

The #300 in the workshop prier to the 2013 season.

The #300 in the workshop prier to the 2013 season.

New Front Bumper for the 2013 season.

New Front Bumper for the 2013 season.

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