Question time – Mattias Ekstrom

by Hal Ridge |


We catch up with EKS founder and driver Mattias Ekstrom and get him to answer some quick-fire questions.

Are you ready?

3,2,1 Go!

In three words, how would you describe your driving style?

Aggressive, boring, fast

What was the last movie you watched?

I don’t watch movies

What is your favourite TV programme/series?

In Germany I’ll watch Schlag den Raab, it’s a game show with a guy called Stefan Raab

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Probably my best mate, Edward

What’s in your pockets?

Receipt from my baggage, fuel receipt and the my headset for my iPhone

If you could go back in time where would you go?

To the 1980s and enjoy all the Group B cars


What was your first car?

Volkswagen Caddy

What’s on your iPod now?

I have no iPod but use my iPhone. I use Spotify and listen to mainstream music

Tell us something we don’t know?

I love cooking

Do you listen to a song before your race starts?

Yes very often. For each event I pick a song that can become the song of the event. In Holjes last year for example, the song was called Best Day of My Life

Do you have a favourite band/group/artist?

Not really, I did when I was a kid but now I tend to listen to what is popular at that moment

What is your favourite food?


Who is/was your role model?

I don’t have one

What is your favourite quote?

Go hard or go home

Hamilton or Rosberg?

Hamilton every day


Tell us a secret

I have no secrets (laughs)

What would your dream car be?

A Group B Audi S1


What’s your favourite colour?


What’s your worst habit?

Eating sweets


What word do you use the most?


What was the last book you read?

I don’t read books. I read on the Internet but don’t read books.

What type of phone do you have?

iPhone 5, they take the piss that I don’t have the 6

Tea or Coffee?


Black or Blue ink?


What is your favourite genre of film/TV?

Sports documentary or where sport is involved. Especially when they are taking the piss out of something

Most used emoticon?



Cats or Dogs?


Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Juan Pablo Montoya

If you could be any animal, which animal would you be?


Worst thing you’ve done to earn money to go racing? 

Repairing an old rusty Opel Kadett. Firstly buying it, repairing it and selling it was probably the most boring. But afterwards it was worth it.


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