Starting the 2023 season with several fightback drives through the field, Richard Verschoor takes a break from the action to answer a few very important questions.
Along with some racing-focused questions, we get to know the Van Amersfoort Racing man a little more, and he has a few interesting answers that’s for sure.
WEIGHTS OR CARDIO?
“Weights. I could never pick cardio. I mean, to be fair, I do train more than I used to because I know that I see the benefit of it, but I don't enjoy it. I prefer to do weights.”
HOME OR MONACO WIN?
“I'm dreaming about Monaco, but I think what would be better for me is the win at my home race in front of friends and family.”
OVERSTEER OR UNDERSTEER?
“Oversteer. I used to say understeer, but since I really learned how to drive a car fast, I think I started to understand that you need to have this to be able to be quick. Not too much, though!”
FAVOURITE MEAL EVERYDAY FOR A YEAR OR GIVE IT UP FOREVER?
“Give it up. It's not that special. I think over the years when people have asked me this question I always said a different meal. So, I don't really have a specific one at the moment. My go-to is Thai Red Curry. Not too spicy, though, that’d be bad in the car...”
HANDS FOR FEET OR FEET FOR HANDS?
“No, I have to use my hands. So, we'll go for hands for feet.”
FIRST OR LAST TO ARRIVE?
“First! Gotta be on time. I like to be on time, I always want to be on time with everything rather than fashionably late.”
TOO HOT OR TOO COLD?
“I was in ice baths a few weeks ago so I'm gonna go for too hot because if you're too hot, maybe it's bad, but if you’re too cold, it’s so bad. When I was in the ice bath, it was hurting.”
RACESUIT THAT’S TOO TIGHT OR TOO BIG?
“Too big. Yeah, too tight I can tell you is not very nice, especially the lower part of your body. That’s no fun.”
ROCK OR HIP HOP?
“Hip hop. I just don't like rock. My previous teammate used to listen to it. I tried to get myself into it to like it, but it really just wasn't happening.”
KARAOKE OR DANCE OFF?
“Ahh I’m very bad, very bad at both! I don't think anybody's good with karaoke. I think I should go for karaoke. Yes, my dancing skills are worse than my singing skills, but I never do either.”
INDY 500 OR LE MANS VICTORY?
“Indy 500. I like IndyCar and I think it's an amazing race and an amazing event. Drinking some milk afterwards would be good. It would be mega nice to win. Although you get a Rolex if you win the Le Mans 24 Hours, the prize money for Indy is a few millions too. After the race, I’ll get some nice low-fat milk. Chocolate is nice but then it doesn’t look good in the photos so I’m gonna go for low fat.”
READ PEOPLE’S MINDS OR TELEPORTATION?
“I think that if I was able to read everyone's minds. That’d make me happy. But if I can teleport, and I can travel wherever I want, I think that will make me happier. Getting to places would be so easy, and if you're in a bad situation, just teleport out of it.”
PRIME-OPTION OR OPTION-PRIME?
SHOEY OUT OF TEAMMATE’S OR BOSS’ SHOE?
“I know Juan a bit better, I've gone through many things with him, so I would rather choose him.”
LATE BRAKE DOWN THE INSIDE OR SWEEP ALL THE WAY AROUND THE OUTSIDE?
“Inside. Safer, easier.”
WIN FROM LAST OR WIN FROM POLE?
“If you win anyway, then from last. This is much nicer, and a much nicer show for overtakes. And in the end, the points you get is the same. So, you're much more of a hero when you win from last. But if I choose one to do regularly, because the chance of crashing from last is higher and it's more difficult, I would choose from pole.”