What does the 24 Hours of Le Mans mean to you?
"To me, it's an important event in France that I've heard a lot about during my career. Unfortunately, I had yet to be able to come see it, so it's an honour to be here. I'm going to spend some time getting to know the world around this race. I can't wait to witness the talent of the drivers on the track and take part in the Drivers Parade."
You're use to working within a team, what advice would you give the IDEC SPORT Racing drivers?
"It's vital to be a close unit and trust your teammates. When you're part of a team sport, you have to do your job and you have to be sure your teammates share the same mindset. I feel like that's the case for Paul, Paul-Loup and Memo. In a team, you never know if it's going to mesh, but it's looking good since they've been working together for several years."
As a captain, what do you think of the French basketball team?
"I feel like they're motivated, very positive and ready to go the last mile. I feel like I'm back when I was captain of the 2011 French basketball team when we won the silver medal in the European championship. We got the gold in 2013. I think they're ready."
Do you think you might participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans one day?
"First I'm going to do a private session, far from the media and cameras, at night so no one sees me (laughs, Ed.). I never close a door and I'd love to give it a go, so I'm going to start talking with Patrice Lafarge (IDEC SPORT Racing president, Ed.). But, before taking on such a huge challenge and racing, I really need to improve."
PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2019, IDEC SPORT RACING PRESS CONFERENCE. Tony Parker, here to cheer on French team IDEC SPORT Racing's #48 ORECA 07-Gibson.