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Racer's thoughts and road rage

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ZTSG 15/06/2022 New energy 62
Racing drivers, they are heroes among men. Some are cold and calculating... some are quiet and contemplative. Most have their pre-match rituals, which is a bit mysterious. So, what does the driver's h...

Racing drivers, they are heroes among men. Some are cold and calculating... some are quiet and contemplative. Most have their pre-match rituals, which is a bit mysterious. So, what does the driver's heart think in the fierce battle? It has to be fuel strategy, maneuvering the draft, or listening to their co-pilot very carefully in the case of rally drivers to make sure they are ready for the next few fast approaching corners... right? Well, we usually only hear small fragments of the radio conversation between them and their staff, but I have taken the trouble to find some recorded drivers.Racer's thoughts and road rage

If you really want to get into the mind of a driver the best solution is to have the visor cam miked up! Here we have Chris Baker in a Dodge Pro Formula Series race at Laguna Seca fighting through heavy traffic and battling with the points contenders! As cars go spinning and he is racing wheel to wheel...what must be going through his head? Surely not Die Hard lines...

Allrighty then! Maybe it isn’t as sophisticated as I thought...but then again he seems pretty relaxed! While sliding through the sand towards a barrier he even had the presence to mind to flip an angry bird at his opponent. At least he has his priorities straightened out!

Sometimes in the heat of battle you might say things you don’t mean or get a little too excited. However this next guy might be going way too far, what do you think? I don’t know if it is so much road rage, or if he is turning to the dark side!

Careful there, you might burst a blood vessel! I take back my first description. This is either Batman on a track day or there are bath salts involved, possibly both! Some would argue the video is fake because the mustang goes around several corners, however it did spin off the track, proof that it’s real. I am also fairly certain this is what will be happening under Fernando Alonso’s helmet as he chases Sebastian Vettel all season.

Of course we have a rally video for you. This gentleman is quite distressed getting stuck behind slower cars...this reminds me all too much of my daily commute.

There is always that one person who is going under the speed limit in the fast lane, or that one person who keeps touching their brakes for no reason what so ever, I know we can all relate. ...And we have another angry rally team but this time the co-driver is getting perturbed. At least...I don’t think that was in the pace notes.

So now we know. When they are not talking to the team about maintenance strategies on the radio, they are usually just talking to themselves. Next time you enter a competition, you can bet that some people will scold each other assholes, some will yell NEMESIS... or they sound like ordinary people stuck in the road! I think all these people can learn a valuable lesson from Kevin. This is how you deal with road rage properly. After all, there is always an app that can do this.