“The year before, I had wanted to stop but Fernando came back from McLaren, so it would not have been right for me to finish then,” he explained, “But I was happy to stop. F1 was finished for me at that time. For sure, it was hard because people treat you like a criminal. It was unfair.
“In the FIA investigation, they had this Witness X, but nobody knows who he was. Mr X was the proof, basically, but he never signed the statement. The FIA signed the statement, but he didn't.
“For me, it was easier to say I respected exactly what the appeal court says and leave it at that. These things make you strong. I had a fantastic time in F1. Now I have a fantastic time with my family. I'm very lucky because I have very good health. I'm not jealous. I don't have a vendetta with anyone; there is no drama. I enjoy myself and this is the most important thing.”