How Rad Are You: Tristan Vautier

Tristan Vautier is a French Driver currently racing in IMSA DPI class for JDC-Miller Motorsports as well as different GT Series. He started go-karting at the age of 4 years old and he moved to the USA in 2010 at 20 years old, to pursue his open-wheel racing career. 

 

Discover more below:  

 

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS

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Where are you from?

Grenoble, France

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Friendly - Loving - Fast

What's the best part about your sport?

Surpassing yourself. 

How did you start racing?

My father runs a race track in France. He made me try a go-karting at 4 years old. 

Favourite track(s)?

Estoril, Barcelona, Suzuka, Barber, Watkins Glen

Greatest accomplishment yet as an Athlete? 

My 2011 Star Mazda Championship because of how much pressure I handled that year.

Do you have a pre-race ritual and/or superstition?

Slightly OCD with the way I organize my stuff at the race track (which is the complete opposite of  what I do in my personal life, haha) but I try to keep it under control!

If you were not racing, what would you do as a career?

American Idol

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

Cool but more like "Coooool"!

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OUTSIDE TRACK LIMITS

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What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Ben & Jerry's and a few too many espressos'.

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

Clothing.

You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?

Pasta, but there is no pasta on an island. 

One thing you can't live without?

Espresso

If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?

My cat back home. No pressure! 

If your life was a song what would the title be?

Don't worry be happy. 

Best advice ever?

Live for today, be in the moment.

Who’s one person or company you think everyone should be following on social media?

Bennyfromtheblock - Raddest cat out there! (I like cats, they do funny things). 

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

My future one? ;) 

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*You can follow Tristan on Instagram @tristanvautier


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