Wednesday, August 31, 2011
there is an intesity with competition driving that only comes with certain people. F1 drivers have it, the stewards certainly dont. aggressive driving seems to be punished and its quite annoying to read about. there is a quote from ayrton senna that sums it all up. its being used more and more since the senna film was relased. im not gonna post it here im sure you can find it if you look around enough. racing is not about going out there and playing nice and a fun time. if you want fun, go to a track day. racing is competition, the other guy is not out there to let up and put you in front. you must push, and you must fight your way to the front line.
racing is a business, and i understand. but it should not be soiled by money, politics or beauracracy. it should only be dictated by performance of the machine and the driver skill. the engineering that goes into it is in the millions of dollars and it is understood by so few. the skill of driving involved is mastered by so few. this is what put its out from just driving around in circles. the athleticism it takes to drive a car extremely fast for long periods of time is mind bending. yet, simple people just see it as driving round again and again.