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    Severed Member JoeW's Avatar
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    Oftentimes "full potential" isn't necessarily realized on the F1 grid. Professional motorsports has some pretty hot fires to be baptized in but I'd say F1 is probably the hottest of them all. There are literally hundreds of people on the team relying on you to perform in their prized possession. The pressure must be immense to go your fastest and NOT make any costly mistakes. Quite a conundrum I'd say. Some of the top drivers just aren't cut out for that kind of pressure. And on top of that you have to constantly be training your body to handle the physical pressures. And the unimaginable mental and emotional pressures that F1 bombards them with.


    I'm surprised there isn't more turnover to be honest.

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    Flying an F-18 is probably less stressful.

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    Well, if a missile is locked on your tail, I'm sure jet fighters' stress level could surpass level of an f1 driver!

    Anyway, yeah, pretty sure all drivers who made it to F1 had to be pretty darn good, it's those who can manage the stress levels the best and don't kill themselves that end up with long careers...

    I'm pretty sure even if I'm a much better driver than cudaman, I would not make it just because of all the stress inside and outside the car...

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    In the modern era. In the 80s I remember Murray Walker saying a driver who was doing a bad job of being lapped had "no business" in Formula 1. He had basically paid for his seat.

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