Sportscar365 is contacting drivers from around the world to ask what they’re doing during the coronavirus pandemic and how they’re coping with the racing downtime.
We check in with JDC-Miller Motorsports driver Stephen Simpson (Twitter/Instagram) in this edition.
Where are you sitting out the COVID-19 crisis?
I am at home in Indianapolis with my wife and one-year-old daughter. We have a pizza oven in our backyard so I’ve been perfecting my pizza-making skills (pictured above). I’ve also been busy renovating a property I purchased in January which has occupied some of my time. It’s an empty house so I’ve been alone working on it.
What’s the one thing you currently can’t have that you miss the most, other than racing?
Not being able to be social! We are fortunate to have a great group of friends and family. There have been many Houseparty app evenings!
Do you do sim racing?
I actually don’t! I don’t have a sim, although I’m in the early stages of getting one sorted out.
What is your daily driver?
I drive a Chevy Silverado 1500 and I also have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and honestly, I love both my rides!
What was your first job?
Mmmmm, well I think my first job was a driving instructor working at Palmer in the UK, this was when I was living and racing over there back in 2004!
What’s your favorite holiday destination?
Cape Town, South Africa, and the British Virgin Islands.
Is there a track/race still on your ‘bucket list’ that you would like to race one day?
I would say there are more specific races I’d like to compete in rather than physically driving a specific track. I have been very fortunate to have raced all over Europe for a few years and around the world when racing in the A1GP series so I’ve raced at some amazing tracks, but two events on my bucket list are Le Mans and Bathurst!
What’s the one thing you are most looking forward to the first day you return to a race track?
Competing! I love the competition and seeing my team mate and crew.