On playing Niki Lauda:
"It was a strange thing playing a real character who is still alive. Especially a character like Niki, who is quite extreme. There were so many things I wanted to get right. His courage, guts, overcoming the fear. I was lucky, he was very open with me. His book ‘To Hell & Back' was the best first source. He's a complex man, and so different to every other man I know. So determined. He has pure discipline, he's like a Swiss watch, an incredible businessman, super skilled.