Michael Essa is one of those drivers who, upon meeting him, you wouldn’t expect to be down to thrash about in a powerful ass car. He’s just really quiet and humble but has swagger for days. When he gets behind the wheel of a drift car Well, I wanted to know what goes on in the head on Mr. Essa, but also I wanted to gain insight to this past season. So enjoy this interview and the pretty pictures as well.
OMGTab: Has anyone told you that in certain light with your beard and glasses on, you sort of look like Fernando Alonso?
Essa: Yes, actually, but I think it’s Fernando Alonso that looks somewhat like me, he is a year younger than I am [laughs].