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Life of a racing driver

Posted in Random Thoughts with tags , , , on November 29, 2010 by Sundar Shankar

 

Once the motor vehicle was invented, it was only a matter of time when mankind’s competitive nature kicked in, and the art of racing was born. As for the racing enthusiasts among us, we spend our time thinking, watching, discussing, arguing, cheering our racing heroes and teams, but also dream of “an empty mountain road in an Italian exotic” or “grabbing the lead at the Monaco Grand Prix”. The feeling of watching men and machines engaged in a wheel-to-wheel battle, pushing the car beyond technical boundaries and pushing their minds and bodies to levels beyond our comprehension, is incredible in itself. So how much more incredible would the racing drivers themselves feel? We can but guess. In the meantime, here’s an attempt on my part to describe the wonderful life of a racing driver using mere words.

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