We first met in Barcelona in the final round of the 2012 season. Later we had rookie tests, and I was his chief mechanic since then.
Since the very beginning we had very good relations and we were witnessing his rivalry with Carlos Sainz with some great interest. There were quite equal, but in the end of the season Daniil was very strong.
In Monza he won three races out of three, not leaving a single chance to anyone else. That's his favorite circuit. It was the final weekend of the season and he got three cups, so he presented one fo the cups to me, as a sign of gratidute for my work. He gave another cup to Hagen Pischel, our engineer.