Q: James Baldwin, you are the World’s Fastest Gamer, how does it feel?
A: “I can’t believe I’ve won World’s Fastest Gamer season two. To have your hero, Juan Pablo Montoya, the guy you’ve been supporting since you were four, give you the trophy that changes your life. It’s amazing.
“I’m going from a gamer to a racing driver, hoping for a long period of time as well if I can make it work. I just can’t believe it. Thank you to everyone at World’s Fastest Gamer, just organizing this, it’s an unreal job and I’m in awe of everything they’ve put together. I was honored just to be a part of it, let alone win it.
“It’s been relentless, I need some time off just to think about how good this was!”
Q: During this process, who helped you get faster and overcome obstacles you had?
A: “The coaches, from day one, were good. They really teach you how to drive the car. Doreen, I had her from the start until the end and she really understood me. She definitely made me faster.
“The judges, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barrichello, they all helped me get on the pace in the final race which helped me win World’s Fastest Gamer.”
Q: How did all ten of the competitors, but especially the final four, get along during the process?
A: “The competitors, you wouldn’t think I’d be talking nicely about them after a two week battle with them. But, we got on so well, we were laughing most of the time.
“I’m gutted for them that they couldn’t win because everyone was so close in the end. We all deserved to win, and even Darren Cox said himself that we were the best four he had seen in this competition.
“It’s a shame we have all come at once, if we spread over all the other events, maybe we all could have made it.”
Q: Have you always wanted to be a racing driver?
A: “Since I was eight I wanted to be the racing driver. I had the experience when I was 16 for two races, but it went away, and now I’m going to be a racing driver again in 2020.
“I can’t say how much it means to me.”
Q: What are you most looking forward to seeing on screen when the six-part documentary special airs?
A: “The two weeks have been amazing. We’ve seen so many views, driven so many cars on so many tracks and met so many people. We did it so fast that some things you do forget, but that’s why we have photos and videos and people documenting all of it.
“I can’t wait to just sit down and watch it all back and relive it.”