I was not worried even if Michael passed me because I knew we would be strongest at the end of the race.
My parents are responsible for the two things I like doing most - driving and magic tricks. They bought me my first go-kart and a magician's kit.
This is a fantastic feeling, ... I didn't think anything could equal winning the Drivers' Championship, but seeing our people celebrating, it's just as good! I am really so happy today.
This is a fantastic feeling.
The race was actually very easy
At the beginning I had a better car, in the middle of the season he had a better car with more mechanical problems than me, so I won the drivers championship a little bit before the end.
And then from 2003 to now I developed myself, my driving style, and I grew up with the team to be in this position.
I am very happy and confident for next year as well, ... because the potential is here in the team.
[The prize] comes during a fantastic year and crowns the season
The tenacity and desire to win which he has worked with since he was a child have carried him to the top in a sporting discipline of enormous difficulty.
I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested.
I like America, and I think probably the American people like me.
I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky - my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.
When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide.
For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.