NM: It's gone well, its been a success and all the teams seem to enjoy it. We have had five different race winners in six races, its been a competitive season so far.
LM: Six races have gone by, ten rounds to go. Who do you think will win both championships.
NM: I think its hard to look past Nathaniel Powers and Franklin F1. They have done a fantastic job and I congratulate them for their success so far; they do have a hefty lead in both championships. Still their are ten races to go, Team 23 and Mathershaw Technology look competitive as well. Will they run out of time though?
LM: After the disqualification of BMW Zyla, eleven teams remain. Will the grid increase to twelve teams next season or not?
NM: Yes it will. I have been in contact over the last month with someone who has contacted me and has shown the most interest and dedication to the other candidates. The other guys I have been in contact with may be a little dissapointed to miss out, but I will think about increasing the grid even further in season three.
LM: So who is this twelfth team then?
NM: Both he and myself have agreed to share an announcement in the coming weeks.
LM: There has been a lot of talk lately on engines. What is your opinion on the engines built by Downton F1 and Westwood Racing. Also the arrival of Peugeot as a manufacturer to the series.
NM: I think its great for the series to have teams building their own engines, its a big step forward and I praise them for it. However it would be a shame to see and end of partnerships with other engines such as Ferrari, Renault and such. Franklin and Honda have shown the paddock these partnerships can work well. I am very happy to see Peugeot enter as a manufacturer. Kaz Armos is a brilliant manager and I think he and Peugeot will work well, I wish them the best.
LM: How about the calender for next season?
NM: There will be eighteen races next season. The deals are done, but again its in agreement these deals are announced in the next few weeks.
LM: Who do you think is the best driver in the paddock?
NM: That's hard to answer just after six races. I will say though Nathaniel Powers is leading the championship. However there are other drivers who have lost points to bad luck. Puccio Giodano will be a future world champion. He is only young, but has the determination, speed, race craft, and smarts.
LM: Thanks Nic for taking the time