Jochen Mass: You obviously had the talent, otherwise you would have never experienced that. You had already worked it out …
Carmen Jorda: You know, it’s funny. My dad was a driver himself, and when I was five years old, he took me to have a go on the bumper cars.
Jochen Mass: Bumper cars?
Carmen Jorda: Yeah, so I always said to him “daddy, I want to drive, I want to drive”. He would answer “okay, but I have to sit next to you”. So when I got to the end of the driving platform, I started oversteering and such, and my dad was probably thinking I was mad! Since then, he always says that I had it in my DNA. And I think it’s true.
Jochen Mass (laughing): Because you just have it. Otherwise, you can’t make it!
Carmen Jorda: Either you have it or you don’t. It’s as simple as that.
Jochen Mass: You just know it. When you get into a car, you know you can do it – you don’t even think about it.
Jochen Mass: I think you have to believe in yourself. Never doubt your talent. Be critical of yourself, but still kind. Don’t let yourself be deterred. You can’t go in tentatively and say “let’s see if I can do it”. No, you definitely have to be determined and convinced.
Carmen Jorda: I completely agree. I have doubted myself at times because I didn’t have a good race. But I have learned that doubting is a mistake. If you put your mind to it and just do it, as Jochen just said, that’s when you make it. Then you go on the track and think “I am going to overtake this one!” And that’s when you are going to overtake him – no matter what.