Q & A

  1. When did you turn pro?

    Depends what defines pro! I’m still not earning a living!? But in 2011 I became a Formula One reserve driver.

  2. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    Winning for Team Canada in A1GP was a proud moment, but winning both completing a perfect weekend at Silverstone in 2011 was great especially the second win on Sunday

  3. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    Hopefully not an a**hole! I have no idea, but I hope it isn’t for anything bad.

  4. Word Association:

    Fun= My life Vision= vital Friend= Mandatory Foe= wouldn’t be competition without them! Greenhouse= Plants Gas= anything carbonated

  5. When did you first start riding/racing? Where/why?

    Started Karting in Canada in 1997. I always liked watching motorsports on TV, and when I found out kids can race as well, I kept bugging my parents until finally they gave in! I had to give up my other sports I was in at the time, but definitely worth it!

  6. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    I don’t really know, I have been told I have a good ability to take in a lot of information while on track, more then anyone has seen before. I like to know I am very consistent, and have a good feeling to put in a good lap in qualifying.

  7. If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore or your mom in the past like Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future?

    Snookie from Jersey Shore, at least you’d know it wasn’t anything serious and you’d probably “get it in” haha.

  8. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    I can’t really do much. I was always a little better than average at everything as a kid, I never stood out in anything until racing. I can joggle and flare my nostrils though.

  9. Your Favorite…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):

    Any music, Pizza, family, playing hockey with my friends in the winter, basically I just want to have a good time wherever I am.

  10. Oakleys are…

    Bad ass

  11. First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…

    First time I do when get back to Canada, is hit up a Tim Hortons. Got to get your Timmies in!

  12. A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today?

    Add me to the list! I never went to prom, but if I were to go now, I would take Richel Bilson.

  13. What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?

    That I am afraid of basically any insect. Spiders especially, but you name it and I basically hide from them!

  14. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    Funky Chicken, I have zero dance moves so my only chance is to try make the girl laugh, I’ll throw in a fist pump at some point during the night though.

  15. Dream vacation spot:

    Anywhere! I rarely have time to go on vacation, so when I get time off I’d go anywhere. Although, I do really enjoy coming home and visiting my friends and family.

  16. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    Definitely a punch in the gut by Mr. T. Don’t f*** with Chuck Norris he will kill you.

  17. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?

    Depends if I could take his girlfriend out as a fair trade.

  18. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    Don’t own a road car.

  19. What tricks are you working on?

    Still working on how to pick up chicks. It’s a work in progress.

  20. You’ve been mistaken for…

    Taylor Lautner (believe it ladies) and Once in a autograph session someone said “ It’s Nelson Piquet!?!” By the time I could have corrected her there I was swarmed so I just went with it and signed my name over his face in the event program!

  21. Food…

    Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Most nights I go to bed looking forward to getting up and having a good breakfast.

  22. Taylor Swift or Myley Cyrus? Or if you prefer older, Megan Fox or Diane Kreuger?

    Taylor Swift

  23. Last words…

    Nah, I think I pretty much covered everything! Thanks guys.

Robert Wickens

Date of Birth:
March 13, 1989
Guelph, Ontario (about 100km from Downtown Toronto)
Marussia Motors, Chudleighs, Bell Helmets
Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Mountain Biking, anything that’s fun and outdoors

Career Highlights

    • 2011 - World Series by Renault 3.5 Champion (5 wins, 10 podiums)
    • 2010 - GP3 Vice-champion (3 wins, 7 podiums)
    • 2009 – Formula Two Vice Champion (2 wins, 7 podiums)