It takes a good deal of courage and self-confidence to remain nervous as one of the youngest riders in a field of more than 30 racers. Niklas Krütten is just 12 years young and drives against internationally ambitious and experienced Karter, who are on average just under two years older than him. Niklas, the young Wilde from Trier, brings the best conditions to get involved in the Motorsport stage. Because he has proven many times that he brings not only talent but also endurance and speed as well as technical understanding. In addition, he has been successful as a rookie at top international events, where up to 90 of the world's best cards. He regularly enters the finals of the top 30 here.
We asked Niklas for a quick interview and here too it quickly became clear that he is different from others.
Which are your favorite kart tracks?
The Schweppermannring in Ampfing and the Adria International Raceway.
Do you have a ritual before you go to the Kart?
I always try to relax before the start, with the visor closed, hands in the lap and feet on the pedals.
What fascinates you about karting?
The pure speed and the direct duel.
Who is your role model and why?
Sebastian Vettel, because he never gives up and always brings out the best of every situation, because despite the success, he remained a normal and nice guy.
Which person would you like to be for a day and why?
Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt, because then I could introduce the driver's license from 13.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Racing driver in the formula 3 or the GP2.
What music do you listen to?
Cro, Sunrise Avenue and current hip-hop.
What is your favorite fashion item?
Sneakers of all kinds and in all colors.
How often do you train per week and what motivates you?
According to my training plan of ProPerformance every day and three times a week intensively with coach. Physical fitness and strength in the right places are prerequisites for success.
And finally ... describe yourself in three words.
Funny, helpful and sometimes very stubborn.
Thank you Niklas and continue to success. The interview was conducted by Jasmin Müller.