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Dan Ticktum admits he's a 'villain of motorsport' but bad boy reputation won't stop him

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Do you think Dan Ticktum should have been given a chance in F1? Let us know in the comments section. He was given a reprieve with spells in both the Red Bull and Williams F1 driver academies, but both of them were fairly short-lived, as ill-discipline ultimately cost him his dream of racing in F1.But in Formula E, Ticktum has a new home.

Yes, the cars will never roar like his Ferrari, but the weight of F1 expectancy is off his shoulders - and he believes he can now flourish."There is a lot less pressure," he says. "When you're off the F1 ladder, you can sit back and realise that this is a very privileged position to be in; you're paid to race around the world."Yes, it's not nice knowing you didn't quite make it to Formula One, but I have to say, being here is a great environment so far."Even if I don't get to Formula One and I just progress in this championship, I would be very, very happy, so that's the aim."But does he have any regrets about his past?

It's a tricky one. In his own words, he admits that he is considered a 'villain of motorsport' and he accepts that is all his own doing.

But sport needs personalities and personality is something Ticktum has in abundance."To be honest, I sealed my fate when I got banned all of them years ago," he says."Since then, I have sort of been a villain of motorsport with every little thing I do.

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